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Obtaining a Free Player

NLS digital talking-book players are distributed free of charge to eligible NLS patrons. Eligible patrons may obtain their free NLS digital talking-book player, by contacting the NLS network library closest to where they live. To locate your NLS library, visit “Find Your Library” and select your state.

Playback equipment and accessories are supplied to eligible persons on extended loan. If this equipment is not being used for reading recorded material provided by the Library of Congress and its cooperating libraries, please return it to the issuing agency. NLS equipment and materials are the property of the Library of Congress and should not be sold, reproduced and/or copied.

In the event you find NLS property, such as machines or accessories, please return them immediately one of two ways:

  • Bring items to a local network library; a list of these libraries can be found on our Find Your Library page.
  • Package items in any securely sealed box and send through the U.S. Postal Service to the address: Equipment Control Officer, The Library of Congress, NLS, Washington, DC 20542. This package may be marked FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND and sent with no postage.

Learn more about NLS digital talking-book players.