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Braille and Audio Books on Paper or Cartridge

  • Braille – Braille books and magazines on paper are delivered directly to your door at no cost.
  • Talking books and magazines – Audiobooks and audio magazines are delivered to your door at no cost. You return them the same way, through postage-free mail. Digital talking-book players are also provided for free to patrons.
  • Music — NLS provides music appreciation materials, music scores, and music instruction in braille, audio, and large print.

To get books if you live in the United States or its territories, contact your local braille and talking book library. Find a Library or call 1-888-NLS-READ (1-888-657-7323) to be connected with the library serving your area.

If you are unable to locate a library or wish additional assistance, please contact NLS via email, call (202) 707-5100 or toll-free 1-800-424-8567, or request an application packet be mailed to you.

To get books if you are a United States citizen living overseas: Email the overseas librarian at NLS or call (202) 707-5100.

Your local library can send your reading material automatically if you tell them your favorite subjects or magazines. Some local libraries also have Web and email ordering options. Contact your local talking book library for more information.

While NLS provides free reading material, other organizations produce reading material for a fee, and some take special requests.