Talking Books

The Talking Book & Braille Service

The Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries headed by the National Library Service (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. The service provides free books and magazines on cassette and in braille to individuals with a visual or physical condition or a reading disability, which limits use of regular print.


Our collection of books and magazines is similar to those found in a public library. Special cassette players are also provided free of charge.

Note: The Keene Memorial Library has extra cassette players available if you experience problems with yours. Give us a call before you come in, so that we can have your replacement ready.

Our Descriptive Video Collection offers audio description of the visual elements of movie and Public Television program videos and DVDs. Books, magazines, videos, and players are mailed to and from our library postage-free.


This service is available to individuals, as well as schools and other facilities, such as nursing homes, hospitals, and senior citizen centers. You can download a PDF version of the Individual Application.

Other Services

In addition to the free services mentioned above, we provide audio production, audio tape duplication, and braille embossing to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies.