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Talking Book and Braille Library

The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual, physical or reading disability. The TBBL collection includes print Braille books, and fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books, with over 70 magazine subscriptions available as well.

Contact Us

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 518-474-5935 or (800) 342-3688

Submit a question by email

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Services Available

  • Audio and Braille Books and Magazines: Our book collection is similar to that found in a large public library. It consists of popular fiction and nonfiction, as well as general informational and recreational materials for all ages and tastes. Books are available to search using our online catalog.
  • Digital Books and Players: TBBL loans digital talking books and digital talking book players for use with its recorded books.
  • Reader Advisory Services: Get help choosing books, locating and obtaining books through interlibrary loan, reference services, technical support for downloading books, and more!
Last Updated: June 6, 2024