To receive the services of the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC)
TBBC is a library that serves New Jersey Residents of all ages, both children and adults, whose ability to read may be affected by:
*A Physical Impairment
*A Reading Disability
*A Vision Impairment
Anyone who has difficulty reading standard print or holding a book in his/her hand or turning the pages of a book may qualify. Those eligible for TBBC’s services will receive a long-term loan of an audiobook player, audiobooks, Braille books (for Braille readers) and access to download audiobooks, audio magazines and Braille files. You can preview the audiobook player online on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/NJSLTBBC.
There is no cost for TBBC’s services. All of our services are delivered to the home and everything ships back and forth postage-free as “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.”
You must apply for TBBC’s services. Here are the application steps:
Step 1: Complete this application and have your eligibility certified. The eligibility criteria and a list of who can certify an application are listed on page 2 of the application.
Step 2: When the application is completed and certified, return it to TBBC:
*Fax it: 609-406-7181
*Scan and email it: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Mail it: The last page of the application is a postage-free return label.
Step 3: Once TBBC receives a completed and certified application, you will receive a long-term loan of a digital audiobook player and a collection of audiobooks. These will be shipped to your home. Everything shipped between you and TBBC ships as “Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped” (no postage required).
TBBC is a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the U.S. Library of Congress. It is part of the New Jersey State Library. TBBC is supported by state and federal tax dollars.
Questions: Call TBBC toll-free at 1-800-792-8322.
Applications can be gotten at:
NJ State Library/Talking Book & Braille Center
2300 Stuyvesant Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618
Disclaimer: I have not used this service so I can’t comment on it one way or another. Please call the numbers above for more details or any changes in requirements.