Talking Book Services is a free library service from the South Carolina State Library for anyone who has a visual, physical, or print disability that prevents them from holding or reading normal print books.
South Carolina Talking Book Services functions as a regional library of the National Library for the Blind and Reading Disabled.
This free library program brings reading materials in digital audio and braille formats straight to the homes of patrons from preschoolers to centenarians. Books on digital cartridge, digital talking-book players, and braille books are sent to patrons via the U.S. mail at no cost to users. People who sign up with the program also have the option of downloading books and magazines over the internet to their personal devices in audio or braille format.
To obtain services, individuals and institutions must submit an application form (PDF). The form must be submitted with the signature of a certifying authority. We only accept fully completed emailed, mailed, faxed, or scanned applications. Certifying authorities include, but are not limited to - medical doctors, optometrists, registered nurses, rehabilitation teachers, librarians, or licensed social workers.
For more information on applying and eligibility, and information on policies, procedures, and SC Talking Book programs, please visit the South Carolina Talking Book Services website.