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Talking Book Topics Jan Feb 2016

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The Talking Book Topics January-February 2016 is online. Talking Books Plus (TBP) members with BARD  service may download this book catalog at . Otherwise, TBP members may elect to either subscribe to the audio or the large print version. Audio cartridge subscribers should return cartridges within nine (9) weeks to remain in good standing for […]

New Audio Magazines

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

According to National Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, three new audio magazines are available to members via BARD or by subscription through the Magazine on Cartridge (MOC) program. The magazines, their frequency, and their NLS publication codes are: AARP The Magazine (bimonthly) and AARP Bulletin (10 issues/year). These will be bundled as a […]

Talking Book Topics Nov Dec delayed

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped announced that “Budget issues have delayed the publication of the cartridge order form for the November–December 2015 issue of Talking Book Topics (TBT). Subscribers to the cartridge version of Talking Book Topics should receive their order forms by the week of December 21, 2015. This delay […]

NLS Produced Magazines 2015

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

NLS (National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) produced magazines are circulated through the U.S. mail either on digital cartridge or in press braille. Registered readers may download some titles in electronic braille or audio format from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at or via the BARD Mobile app […]

April June 2015 News from LC NLS

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The April-June 2015, Vol. 47, No.2 issue of News from the Library of Congress (LC) National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has been published. In this issue: BARD Mobile for Android, Overseas libraries, Wisconsin braille games, and Blind chef opens restaurant.

Talking Book Topics July August 2015

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The July-August 2015 issue of the Talking Book Topics book catalog published by the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) is available online. RI Talking Books Plus (TBP) members may order these books through the TBP online Catalog or request titles from TBP by  or phone (401.574.9310) or mail requests to: Talking Books Plus, One Capitol […]

Muse and Odyssey magazines merge

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Attention: Talking Books Plus members From NLS- Beginning with the April 2015 issue, Carus Publishing merged Muse and Odyssey magazines into a single publication called Muse. The new Muse features the types of content associated with both magazines. NLS patrons who formerly received the audio edition of Odyssey will begin receiving the audio edition of Muse […]

Wrong issue listed in TBT March April forms

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

In the large-print edition of the Talking Book Topics March–April 2015, the Adults and Children’s order forms are incorrectly labeled as January–February 2015. This error does not affect the audio or online versions of the magazine. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this oversight may have caused.

NLS Magazines on Cartridge extends loan period

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

According to NLS (National Library Services), the talking magazines on blue cartridges are now loaned for  a longer time. The allotted reading time for weekly cartridges (those containing weekly magazines only) has increased from one week to three weeks. The reading time for monthly cartridges (those containing monthly and weekly magazines) has increased from four weeks to […]


Monday, January 12th, 2015

Hello. My name is Scott White and I’m the Director of NFB-NEWSLINE. NFB-NEWSLINE is a free service available to anyone who is blind, visually impaired or print-disabled. It offers 400 publications to choose from, including 9 National Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, 14 Breaking News sources such as CNN, BBC and […]

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