Talking Book and Braille Service Illinois State Library


Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) have consolidated their TBBS services with the Illinois State Library. Although the location of the talking book library has changed, patrons will continue to receive exceptional TBBS service and support. Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is committed to providing excellent library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. Read more ››

Springfield office:
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701−1796
800−665−5576, ext. 1
Hours
Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.

As the Regional Library, TBBS acts as the liaison to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and circulates books to all residents enrolled in the Talking Book and Braille Service.