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Nebraska Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC):

  • Current ONLINE edition (A comprehensive catalog of NLS and Nebraska-produced talking books, radio shows, described movies, and Braille books currently among the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service holdings. You will need a login id and password to access this site. If interested, please contact your readers advisor: (402) 471-4038 or (800) 742-7691.)

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress (NLS)

That All May Read Online Catalog Quick Search:

  • Current ONLINE edition (A comprehensive catalog of NLS-produced talking books available direct from the Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service. This catalog also includes titles currently in-process for NLS; titles produced by talking book and Braille libraries across the U.S., which may be available for interlibrary loan; and titles produced in Canada, which are not available for loan; and textbooks and career-specific instructional materials produced by Learning Ally which must be ordered direct from Learning Ally.)

And check out some book lists by subject in our Bibliographies section!  And if you are interested in finding the sequence of series books, visit our searchable Books in Series Database!

Online Browsing Catalogs

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress (NLS)

Talking Book Topics Catalog

Audio Magazine Collection

Magazine Subscriptions on Digital

  • Current HTML editions (These editions only list audio magazines)
  • 2013 AUDIO edition (This audio-recorded edition only lists Nebraska-distributed audio magazines)
Nebraska Library Commission Talking Book and Braille Service (NLC TBBS)

Nebraska Book Collection (Books produced in our local sound recordings studios)

Nebraska Audiobooks:

  • Current PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)
Adult Fiction

Nebraska Mystery Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Non-Genre Fiction Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Romance Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Science Fiction-Fantasy Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Western Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)
  • 2009 AUDIO edition (This audio-recorded edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed cassette books)
Adult Nonfiction

Nebraska Biography Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska History Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Home and Garden Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Poetry Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)

Nebraska Travel and Nature Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)
Children and Teens

Nebraska Youth Catalog

  • Current HTML edition (This edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed audiobooks)
  • 2009 AUDIO edition (This audio-recorded edition only lists Nebraska-Distributed cassette books)

Descriptive Video Collection
(This collection is static and complete)

Instructions: You must fill out a registration form in addition to the usual TBBS Application for talking book service in order to receive videos. You can download and print the following video Descriptive Video Registration Form.

Descriptive Videos on DVD and VHS:
  • DVD  PRINTABLE (PDF) edition   (This edition only lists DVD discs)

  • VHS  PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (This edition only lists VHS tapes)

Old Time Radio Show Collection

Radio Shows on Compact Disc and Cassette:
  • NSC Audio Cassettes PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (This edition only lists cassette tapes)

  • NCD Compact Discs PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (This edition only lists CD discs)

Youth Braille Collection

Books for Young People in Braille:

  • NBB Nebraska Twin Vision Braille Board Books PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (Contracted and Uncontracted Braille; with Text and Pictures)

  • NBR Nebraska Twin Vision Braille Picture Books PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (Contracted and some Uncontracted Braille; with Text and Pictures)

  • BR NLS Twin Vision Braille Picture Books PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (Contracted and some Uncontracted Braille; with Text and Pictures)

  • BBR Nebraska Braille Chapter Books PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (Contracted and some Uncontracted Braille; some with Text, No Pictures) Special Collection: Girl Scouts of the USA Handbooks

  • BTR Tactile Maps and Raised Illustrations Braille Books PRINTABLE (PDF) edition (Contracted and some Uncontracted Braille; with Text and Tactile Pictures)


Be sure to browse and search our Bibliographies and Book Awards Reading Lists for more reading material!
And if you are interested in finding the sequence of series books, visit our searchable Books in Series Database!

For more information, contact Scott Scholz.