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Talking Books Library

Application Forms

TBL application for Individuals - English [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBL application for Individuals - Spanish [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

TBL Institutional Application [pdf]
mail, scan and email, or fax the form

BARD Application
online application -
requires TBP membership

Temporary Power Shutdown
Talking Books Library telephones will be unavailable from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th due to a temporary power shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

2018 Rhode Island Latino Books Month Nominees
Here are the 2018 Nominees of the Rhode Island Latino books month. Two of these books are available in the Talking Books collection. You may download these titles from BARD. For questions, call us at 401-574-9310 or email us.

The Brand New BARD Express
BARD Express will make browsing BARD audio materials, downloading titles, and transferring them to a cartridge or USB drive much easier for many patrons using a windows PC. Login to BARD with your current user ID and password and go to "Additional Links" then select "BARD Express".

BARD Mobile App for IOS Devices
The updated version 1.1 of the app is now available at the App Store.

Free BARD Mobile App now available for Kindle Fire Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Kindle Fire devices is now available at the Amazon Appstore.

BARD Mobile App for Android Devices
The BARD Mobile application for Android devices, version 1.0, is now available at the Google Play store.

Accessible Rhode Island
Guide to RI restaurants, libraries, cultural sites and recreational opportunities surveyed according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Need help in finding materials to read? Check out the Talking Books Library Reading Lists.

Contact Information

Talking Books Library
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5803
Phone: 401-574-9310 TTY 711
Email: olis.tbplus@olis.ri.gov
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday