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Nevada Talking Book Services

Audio and braille books and magazines

Program Eligibility

Eligibility of blind and other print-disabled persons for loan of library materials:

Anyone who is a resident of the U.S. or its territories temporarily or permanently unable to see or hold print material is eligible for library services for the blind.

  1. An individual who is blind or has a visual impairment that makes them unable to comfortably read print books.
  2. An individual who has a perceptual or reading disability.
  3. An individual who has a physical disability that makes it hard to hold or manipulate a book or to focus or move the eyes as needed to read a print book.

See the Certifying Authority section below regarding who can certify the application.


To apply for service follow one of these steps:

1) Complete the Word or PDF document on the left

  • Submit through the portal to the right (drag & drop or upload from your computer)

2) Complete the Word or PDF document on the left

If you have any questions, please contact us at 775-684-3354 or 800-922-9334.

Submission Portal

Certifying Authority

Eligibility must be certified by one of the following:

Doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathy, ophthalmologist, optometrist, psychologist, registered nurse, therapist, or professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or welfare agencies (such as an educator, social worker, case worker, counselor, rehabilitation teacher, certified reading specialist, school psychologist, superintendent, or librarian).

We can now accept digital or photocopied signatures.

Curious about the National Library Service?

View a brief video from the National Library Service for a description of services or to learn more visit their website.  There you will find contact information for the NLS network library in your state or locality as well as details on who we serve, eligibility, and how to enroll. There are links to resources for people with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. And you can browse the online catalog and discover the tens of thousands of books that NLS patrons can download instantly and read on a mobile device or have delivered to their home on audio cartridge or in braille. Have a family member or friend who might be interested? Let them know where to find us too!