Book and Magazine Collection
Books and magazines circulated from the Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) are similar to
the ones you would find at most public libraries. The difference is our materials are available through Digital Download, on digital cartridge,
on cassette, or in braille.
Our book collection (over 60,000 titles) contains a wide selection of fiction and
non-fiction for both adults and children -- westerns, mysteries, romances, biographies and
many current bestsellers. Most of these books come to us through the National Library
Service, a division of Library of Congress. We also have a "Nebraska" Collection,
more than 500 books written by Nebraska and regional authors or written about Nebraska or the Great
Over 100 free Magazines are offered, including such popular titles as,
Good Housekeeping, The Week , Money, and Sports Illustrated. We also offer Magazines of
including Grit, Country, Midwest Living, Nebraskaland, and
Braille readers can access 16,500 titles in 99,000 volumes through a contract with the
Utah State Library. In addition, braille readers can access more than 8,200 newer braille
titles through the Library of Congress Web-Braille Project.
Catalogs in large print or recorded formats describe parts of the collection. The
complete collection, both Library of Congress and Nebraska recordings, is cataloged (and
searchable) at the Library of
Congress - National Library Service (NLS) website. Nebraska Talking Books also has a local
Online Catalog so you can search our current holdings and send in request lists automatically. Direct links to all our catalogs can be found online on the Catalogs page.
Our library houses a Braille browsing collection of more than 4,600 braille books
for children and young adults. Many of the children's books are "print-braille,"
which means the words appear in regular print as well as in braille. This arrangement
enables a parent and child to share a book, even if one is blind and the other is sighted.