About Talking Book Services

Talking Book Services is a free library service from the South Carolina State Library for anyone who has a visual, physical, or print disability that prevents them from holding or reading normal print books.

South Carolina Talking Book Services functions as a regional library of the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled.

This free library program brings reading materials in digital audio and braille formats straight to the homes of patrons from preschoolers to centenarians. Books on digital cartridge, digital talking-book players, and braille books are sent to patrons via the U.S. mail at no cost to users. People who sign up with the program also have the option of downloading books and magazines over the internet to their personal devices in audio or braille format.

Mission accomplished!  When I talked to my dad last night, he was happily reading James Michener's, "Alaska".  He had wanted to read it again, and I think he was just ready for a lengthy, good read! I could hear the relief and joy in his voice that he had access to his books again.

- Patron Testimonial