News and Updates
11/24/15 Two new twin-vision braille titles, (BR 21057) Won Ton and Chopstick by Lee Wardlaw and (BR 21059) Smick! by Doreen Cronin, and a new braille title (BBR 45010) Pete the Cat's Train Trip by James Dean have arrived.
11/18/15 A new twin-vision braille title, (BR 21050) Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog by Luis Carlos Montalvan has arrived.
10/29/15 A new twin-vision braille title, (BR 21055) Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker, and a new braille title (BBR 45017) Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean have arrived.
10/20/15 Updated versions of both the iOS BARD Mobile app and the Andriod BARD Mobile app are now available. For more information visit the BARD info page here
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The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS
) is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service
), a division of the
Library of Congress.
TBBS provides free books and magazines on digital cartridge, through digital download
, and in Braille to individuals with a
visual or physical condition
, or a
reading disability which limits use of regular print. Our transition to digital books and players continues to increase weekly.
In our in-house sound studios, we also record and produce audiobooks and audio-magazines from either Nebraska and regional authors or about Nebraska and the Great Plains. The recordings from our Nebraska Collection are made available for loan to our patrons.
of books and magazines is similar to those
found in a public library. Special digital playback equipment
is also provided free of charge. Our
descriptive video collection
offers audio description of the visual elements of movie and Public Television program videos and DVDs.
Books, magazines, videos, and players are mailed to and from our library postage-free.
Our library service is available
to individuals, as well as
schools and other
facilities, such as nursing homes, hospitals and senior citizen centers.
addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide
and Braille embossing
to nonprofit organizations and governmental