Talking Books at the State Library is a FREE Braille and audio book library for any Oregonian with a print-disability, which means a person cannot read standard-size 12pt print for long periods of time comfortably.  Eligibility for our library includes the following:

    • Legally Blindness: visual acuity is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting glasses, or the widest diameter of visual field subtends an angular distance no greater than 20 degrees.
    • Visual Impairment: needing aids stronger than regular reading glasses to read.  Examples include: Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Glaucoma, etc.
    • Physical Impairment: inability to handle a book or turn its pages.  Examples include: Muscular Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, severe arthritis, paraplegia, traumatic brain injury, etc.
    • Reading Impairment: impairment in print comprehension resulting from an organic dysfunction.  Examples include: dyslexia, dysphasia, etc.


To register with our library, just submit a completed application.  We do not require any additional paperwork.

Applications can be submitted by:


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