Suggest Additions to the Library

Recording booth and control room

NLS Book Selection Process

The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled’s (NLS) collection includes titles from many sources, including:

The NLS collection includes titles from many sources, including:

NLS obtains recordings directly from the publishers and contracts for narration.

Braille and Audio Reading Download service, offered by the National Library for the Blind and Print Disabled

If you have requests for titles you would like added to BARD, including:

Please send an email to A determination can be made whether the titles are available commercially and can be requested that NLS add them, or place them for recording. Please note there are no guaranteed time frames, if we get confirmation they can be added, you will need to keep checking. We cannot notify you when it is available.

Florida Award Winners, Authors, and Subject Matter

Evaluation includes structure and layout of books, among other factors. Submissions must be a print book published by a traditional publisher; no self-published material or e-books accepted.

If not accepted, the Library will return the books sent for review. Production time averages 9 months to one year. If accepted, the recorded or embossed work becomes the property of this institution and will become available for loan to registered patrons. Personal copies are not created.

Consideration Form and Mailing Address:

Recording and Braille Consideration Form (PDF)

Mail completed form and two (2) copies of book for review to: 

Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Attention: Maureen Dorosinski

We can make referrals for educational materials and braille requests. Please email with questions.

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