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Aging and Disability Resources Last Updated: Nov 8, 2023 4:09 PM

Talking Book Program

Who is eligible for the Talking Book Program?

Individuals who are unable to read or use standard print due to permanent or temporary blindness, visual impairment, or physical limitations may qualify for the program. The Access Services library provides specially recorded books, magazines, and players to residents of Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the City of Falls Church through the free Talking Book Program of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled.

Materials and machines may be borrowed and returned by mail at no cost to the user. An application form signed by a certifying authority is required.

How do I register?

Request an application by email, by phone at 703-324-8380 or TTY 703-324-8365, or download the application below.

How does the program work?

Once we receive your certified application, we will contact you to set up an orientation to the program. Your digital talking book machine will be mailed to you.

You may select your own books or you may ask your assigned readers advisor to select titles for you based on your reading interests. Your digital book cartridges will be mailed to you in sturdy containers with preprinted return address cards.

How do I get more information?

Call us at 703-324-8380 or TTY 703-324-8365. You may also email us.

Contact Access Services for Talking Book Program guidelines.

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