Talking Books is a service for those who have difficulty holding, handling, or reading a book due to physical or visual disability. Talking Books materials include descriptive videos, large print books, digital books, digital magazines, and much more.
A reader advisor service is also available in our subregional area! If our Talking Books specialist here at the library is not available for any reason, then reader advisor clerks at the state office are ready to help our patrons with any problems or requests they might have!
The Lake County (IN) Public Library Talking Books Service is one of three Indiana subregional libraries that offer talking books through the Indiana Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Indiana is one of 57 regional libraries of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).
As a subregional library, we serve the five counties of Northwest Indiana: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton & Jasper. At present, the Talking Books Service has 800 individual patrons and 38 institutions. This program is federally funded and free to qualified individuals.
Search the Library of Congress NLS Catalog for titles.
Additional Web Resources for the blind or disabled (courtesy of the Indiana Regional Library).
Library of Congress NLS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about the Talking Books Program.
Search IN-PAC, Indiana State Library Talking Book & Braille Library
For information on the Lake County Public Library Talking Books program contact:
Lake County Public Library
1919 W. 81st Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone 219-769-3541, ext. 390