Talking Books Service provides books and magazines to eligible Kansas residents. This library service is available for those who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairment. This includes blindness, low vision, physical impairment such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or a reading disability. There are no user fees for Talking Books. A digital player and books are mailed to an individual’s home.
Already a Talking Book Patron? You can request books, keep track of the books you have already read, or change your address by utilizing the Keystone Library Automation Service or KLAS. To search the National Library Service catalog, you can utilize Voyager. You can download your Talking Books by signing up for BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download.)
- KLAS OPAC - Online catalog to request books
- Voyager – National Library Service online catalog
- BARD – Braille and Audio Reading Download
If you would like more information about Talking Books, contact us at:
Talking Books Service
North Central Kansas Libraries System
629 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-776-4741 ext. 143
800-432-2796 ext. 143
For more information on what services we provide or how to sign up for Talking Books, please use the following links:
For Talking Book patrons wanting to request a machine or books, the phone number for the State Library is 1-800-362-0699.
Patrons interested in learning about the National Library Service’s download website called BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) can contact the Manhattan Public Library Assistive Technology Center for an appointment at 1-800-362-0699 ext. 202. Visit the Assistive Technology Center website to learn more about the training available.
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