WHAT IS NEVADA TALKING BOOK SERVICES?

Nevada Talking Book Services (NTBS) is part of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network of libraries providing services to blind, visually or physically handicapped individuals.

Books are available on cassette, digital cartridge, or through Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). Magazines are available in digital format or through BARD; some materials are available in Braille.

Recorded books and magazines and special playback equipment are loaned to eligible readers free of charge.

All reading materials are sent to and returned by readers through postage-free mail.

Statistics

Our digital collection of talking books includes over 23,000 items and over 55,000 cassette items. In FY 2013, over 92,000 books were circulated to eligible Nevadans.

We began receiving digital books in 2009, and our digital collection increases daily while production of books on cassette ceased in October 2010.

Over 325,000 titles are available through interlibrary loan from the NLS network of libraries.