Government of New Brunswick

Overview

The Talking Book Service offers thousands of alternate-format books to people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability. The service can be offered in libraries or remotely by mail.

Eligibility

The service is free and is available for New Brunswick public library cardholders who have a print disability. A print disability includes people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability. New Brunswick public library patrons must self-declare that they have a print disability.

Description

The Talking Book Service offers thousands of alternate format books to people who have difficulty reading print due to a visual, physical or learning disability. Library staff can help patrons choose books and materials in DAISY, audio, braille, described video, eBook, e-braille and other accessible formats. There’s something for every age and interest!

This service is offered in partnership with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) and Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

People can sign up for this free service at any public library, by phone at 1-888-759-3535 or by email at libraryservicesbymail@gnb.ca. You can also fill out an online registration form. Delivery by mail is available to people who are unable to visit a library.

For more information, contact us by email at NBPLS-SBPNB@gnb.ca or consult with staff at your local public library.