Braille and Talking Book Library

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About the Library

Panoramic view of library and rehabilitation center.

The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library provides information and reading materials in Braille and recorded audio format to Florida residents who are unable to use standard print as the result of visual, physical, or reading disabilities.

Since 1950, the bureau has been designated by the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), as the regional library for Florida. In addition, ten subregional libraries provide local services to residents of metropolitan areas. Reading materials are sent to and from customers via postage-free mail and all services are provided free.

The Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library is the largest library of its kind in the U.S. with a collection of more than 2.4 million items in Braille and audio format. The Library serves more than 31,647 Florida residents with annual loans exceeding 1.99 million items.

Library Services

The Florida Braille and Talking Book Library offers a wide range of services:

Sorting area.

Recording Studios

Recording studio building

Subregional Libraries

Brevard County Talking Book Library

Street Address
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922-7781
Telephone Numbers
Main: (321) 633-1810
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@mylibraryworld.com
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Brevard County

Lee County Talking Book Library

Street Address
1651 Lee Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901-2916
Telephone Numbers
Main1: (239) 995-2665
Main2: (239) 533-4780
Toll-free In-state: (800) 854-8195
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@leegov.com
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Lee County

Broward County Talking Book Library

Street Address
100 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1826
Telephone Numbers
Main: (954) 357-7555
TDD: (800) 955-8771
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@broward.org
Hours of Operation
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Broward County

Jacksonville Public Library Talking Books (Duval County)

Street Address
Jacksonville Public Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3505
Telephone Numbers
Main: (904) 255-2665
E-mail Address
JPLTBSpecialNeeds@coj.net
Hours of Operation
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Duval County

Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (Pinellas and Sarasota Counties)

Street Address
1330 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755-5103
Telephone Numbers
Main: (727) 441-9958
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@pplc.us
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Pinellas and Sarasota Counties

Miami-Dade (and Monroe County) Talking Book Library System

Street Address
Miami-Dade Public Library System
2455 NW 183rd Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056-3641
Telephone Numbers
Main: (305) 751-8687
Toll-free (In-state): (800) 451-9544
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@mdpls.org
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties

Orange County Talking Book Library

Street Address
Talking Book Section
101 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801-0000
Telephone Numbers
Main: (407) 835-7464
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@ocls.info
Hours of Operation
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Orange County

West Florida Public Library, Braille and Talking Books (Escambia County)

Street Address
239 N. Spring Street
Pensacola, FL 32502-4825
Telephone Numbers
Main1: (850) 471-6000
Main2: (850) 494-7373
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@mywfpl.com
Hours of Operation
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday)
Counties Served
Escambia County (no longer serving Santa Rosa County)

Palm Beach County Talking Book Library

Street Address
Palm Beach County Library Annex
4289 Cherry Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-9808
Telephone Numbers
Main: (561) 649-5486
Toll-free (In-state): (888) 780-5151
E-mail Address
talkingbooks@pbclibrary.org
Hours of Operation
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
Counties Served
Palm Beach County

The Florida Braille and Talking Book Library

Telephone:
1-800-226-6075
Email:
OPAC_librarian@dbs.fldoe.org
Counties Served
We are the Regional Library for the state, and serve patrons in all counties not listed above.

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