The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) is a free library service for eligible residents of upstate New York who are unable to use standard print materials due to a visual or physical disability. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes at no charge. Currently, over 15,000 New Yorkers of all ages are registered for TBBL services.
The TBBL collection includes fiction and nonfiction audio and braille books, with over 70 magazine subscriptions available as well. The Library loans playback machines to those using audio books; books can also be downloaded directly to a tablet or smartphone.
To learn more, visit: https://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/ . Contact the Alfred Box of Books Library for a demonstration of the Talking Book, assistance with applying for TBBL, or any questions at 607-587-9290.