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Talking Book and Braille Library

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

Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reader advisors are answering calls between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes at no charge. Books can also be downloaded directly to a tablet or smartphone.

The TBBL collection includes print Braille books, and fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books, with over 70 magazine subscriptions available as well.

Last Updated: December 22, 2021