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Talking Book and Braille Service

Talking Book and Braille Service
News and Updates

5/13/16 Our new online catalog is now live! You will need to contact your readers advisor to get a login id and password. Call us today at (402) 471-4038 or (800) 742-7691.

5/3/16 Two new twin-vision braille titles have arrived, (BR 21074 and 21075) Flight School by Lita Judge and Little Tree by Loren Long; Also added are two contracted braille titles, (BBR 45022 and 48050) Pete the Cat: Robo-Pete by James Dean and The Emperor's Code: The 39 Clues, Book 8 by Gordon Korman.

4/6/16 Two new twin-vision braille titles have arrived, (BR 21072 and 21073) Max and Marla by Alexandra Boiger and Trick Arrr Treat: A Pirate Halloween by Leslie Kimmelman. Also added is another contracted braille title, (BBR 45021) Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by James Dean.

3/22/16 Girl Scouts of the USA Handbooks for Junior and Cadette Scouts are now available in contracted braille!

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About Us

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 (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.

TBBS provides free audiobooks and audio magazines and braille through the mail and through digital download to individuals with a visual or physical condition, or a reading disability which limits use of regular print.
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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.

Our collection consists of books and magazines similar to those found in a public library. Our playback equipment is provided on long-term-loan free of charge. And the materials in our collection and the playback equipment 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.

In addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide audio production and braille embossing to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.

For more information, contact Scott Scholz.