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About Us
Welcome to Oregon's Talking Book and Braille Library!
Vision Statement
The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library will promote and foster the joy of reading and lifelong learning for Oregonians who are print-disabled.
Annual Performance Measures

The Oregon Talking Book and Braille Library is a free, federal and state funded library service located at the State Library in Salem, Oregon. It loans books and magazines in special formats to anyone who cannot see to read regular print, hold a book to turn its pages, or who has a physically based reading disability. All of the lending is done free through the mail. Talking Books is part of the Oregon State Library, which is an agency of the State of Oregon. Talking Books is also part of the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network of regional libraries.
Talking Books loans books and magazines in audio and Braille format. Because the audio books are in a specialized format, Talking Books loans specially designed audio players to patrons who request audio book service. Talking Books also repairs, at no cost, the equipment loaned to its users.
Talking Books has leisure reading books and magazines like those you would find in your local public library. However, listening music is not available, but instructional music materials and musical scores can be obtained directly from the National Library Service. We can supply information to you about this music service upon request.
For information or questions about our services, Talking Books offers a toll free telephone line 1-800-452-0292 for use throughout the state of Oregon, as well as a local Salem number 503-378-5389, and TTY relay telephone number 503-378-4334. You may also send us an email at tbabs.info@state.or.us, or visit our website at www.tbabs.org.