Institutional Service

Borrowers may receive the library service through an individual registration at home, or through the institution where they reside or attend. TBBL provides service to many kinds of institutions, including:

  • schools;
  • colleges;
  • hospitals;
  • nursing homes, retirement homes and adult care facilities;
  • correctional facilities and rehabilitation centers; and
  • public libraries

Application form for TBBL service for institutions PDF file (91 KB)

Once they have a TBBL account, institutions can also download digital books for their readers via BARD. (More about BARD.)

Please e-mail or call TBBL for more information.

Public Library Demo Account

Public libraries can now demo a small selection of books from the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)external link web site in order to assist their TBBL-registered patrons with downloading digital talking books. Libraries must be registered with TBBL and apply for BARD in order to gain access to the demo books.

Your TBBL patrons can also e-mail or call TBBL if they have any questions about downloading from BARD or talking book services in general. Downloading is the only way for TBBL patrons to obtain the complete collection of digital books. It is the easiest and most efficient way for TBBL patrons to receive audio books from NLS, without waiting for limited copies to become available from the TBBL collection and sent via US Mail.

Last Updated: February 26, 2014