General Information

Important Notice: Systems Outage

All data systems and websites at the Library of Congress will be unavailable starting 5 PM., Friday, July 29, 2016 through 8 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016 EDT, to perform equipment maintenance.
Patron services affected will include

•             The main NLS web page at
•             The NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site
•             Acquiring new books or magazines via the BARD mobile app. (This will not affect items already downloaded to your personal mobile device.)

Thank you for your understanding.

About the Braille and Talking Book Library

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Welcome to the Florida Division of Blind Services' Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Page. If you or someone you know has trouble reading print because of an eye problem, a reading disability, or difficulty holding a book because of arthritis, a stroke, or an accident, the Braille and Talking Books Library can help.

The Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library serves more than 31,647 Florida residents who cannot use standard print reading materials as the result of a visual, physical, or reading disability. It is one of the largest libraries of its kind in the U.S. with a collection of more than 2.4 million items in Braille and audio format, and annual loans exceeding 1.99 million items.