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Using Talking Books

Audio Books

All users are set up with a certain number of books they can have checked out to them at any given time. When we receive a book back from you, a new one is mailed out the following business day. The usual turnaround time of 4 - 5 days.

All books are due back within 6 weeks from the day you receive them.

You may receive books automatically based on your reading preferences, by request-only, or both.

Books are mailed in plastic containers with an address card tucked into the bottom side. To return a book, just flip that card over and put the container in any USPS mailbox.

Postage is pre-paid so you never have to worry about paying to return items.

You can download any book in the collection from BARD, our download-on-demand service!  Click this link for more information.

All of our audio books are human narrated, and the player allows you to adjust the tone, speed, and volume of the voice.



Braille Books

Oregon Talking Books has a contract with the Utah State Library to provide Braille books to our users. No Braille is housed at our library.

The loan period for Braille is up to 8 weeks, and the turnaround time is generally about 5-7 days.

Braille accounts work the same way as audio - you may receive books automatically based on your reading preferences, by request-only, or both.

To request Braille, simply contact us at 800-452-0292 or talkingbooks.info@state.or.us.

How it Works

Once we receive a completed application, an account is set up and introductory materials (including the audio book player) are mailed out the following business day.

Our library generally has all the same kinds of books you would find at your local public library, with the exception of academic and reference materials like text-books and dictionaries.

Expand the options to the right for more information.


 

Equipment and Accessories

Our library provides a free player to everyone who registers with our library, as well as several accessories that help improve the listening experience.  Click this link for more information about our equipment and accessories.

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