Talking Books Service provides books and magazines to eligible Kansas residents.  This library service is available for those who are unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairment.  This includes blindness, low vision, physical impairment such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, or a reading disability.  There are no user fees for Talking Books.  A digital player and books are mailed to an individual’s home.
Already a Talking Book Patron? You can request books, keep track of the books you have already read, or change your address by utilizing the Keystone Library Automation Service or KLAS.  To search the National Library Service catalog, you can utilize Voyager.  You can download your Talking Books by signing up for BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download.)  The links for these are below.

  • KLAS OPAC – Online catalog to request books
  • BARD – Braille and Audio Reading Download

If you would like more information about Talking Books, Tandy at

For more information on what services we provide or how to sign up for Talking Books,  please use the following links:

  • Talking Books Eligibility
    • Any Kansas citizen that is certified as print-impaired due to a visual or physical condition(s) may apply for Talking Books.

For Talking Book patrons wanting to request a machine or books, the phone number for the State Library is 1-800-362-0699.