Thursday, October 29, 2009

Digital Books Service from Library of Congress in Illinois

The Autumn 2009 issue of the Talking Book News from the Voices of Vision Talking Book Center announces that visually or physically impaired readers may now qualify to receive free digital book players and downloads from the Library of Congress. The newsletter tells how and provides a form that may be mailed to the Illinois State Library. It also explains who gets priority in receiving the limited number of players, starting with veterans of the US Armed Forces, centenarians, and clients who cannot handle a standard cassette player.

The letter notes that all current talking book users will be automatically be issued digital readers once supplies are adequate.

For more information on this service in Illinois, call one of the following, depending on your region:

  • Chicago Public Library Talking Book Center, 800-757-4654
  • Voices of Vision Talking Book Center, Geneva, 800-227-0625
  • Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center, East Peoria, 800-426=0709
  • Southern Illinois Talking Book Center, Carterville, 800-455-2665
  • Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service,Springfield, 800-665-5576

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