Talking Books News

With the continued government shutdown, National Library Services (NLS) – including, BARD (direct download), the NLS catalog, and NLS staff are unavailable. But we are happy to say State Library of Kansas Talking Books Services is open and actively sending out materials. If Talking Book patrons are in need of reading materials simply call (1-800-362-0699) and talk to a Readers’ Advisor or email them at

Talking Books Service is available to Kansas residents who are unable to read or use standard printed materials due to visual impairment, physical impairment or reading disabilities.

If you aren’t registered but think you qualify for this no-cost library service visit

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