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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in helping me with the BARD program. It is hard being separated from my dad due to COVID-19, but I now feel some relief knowing he has his beloved books. The work you do is important to so many people, and our family appreciates you!  My dad's comment last night was, "You have no idea how much this means to me".  My sentiments exactly.

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