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• BTBL Application (to print and complete) PDF icon The Braille and Talking Book Library application requires the signature of a certifying authority, certifying that the applicant is unable to use standard print material due to a visual or physical disability. Return completed application with original signature of certifying authority to the address on the front of the form. Copy or Fax cannot be accepted.

• BARD Online Application and Instructions

• BTBL Online Catalog Search the BTBL collection using our online catalog. To order books you will need your patron id and password, which you can obtain from your library.

• BSBP Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) Do you enjoy a good book, but are no longer able to read small print? People who are unable to use standard print material due to a visual or physical disability have a free audio library they can access from the ease and privacy of their own home! Read more about the Braille and Talking Book Library.

• MDOC Inmate Talking Book Service

• Adaptive Technology

• BTBL News

• Related Links

• History of Services

• Location, Hours, Contact Information and Holidays

• Eligibility for Braille & Talking Book Library (BTBL)

• Michigan Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

• Dig Into Reading with the 2013 Summer Reading Program This year BTBL will have a summer reading program for our youth readers (0 to 21 years old) starting June 3 and ending August 30.


That All May Read...

• Order Books Online and Submit Book Requests (BSBP Braille & Talking Book Library) Order your books online using this form available twenty-four hours a day.

• Cassette Talking Books and Talking Book Machines Cassette players, as well as accessories such as headphones, are provided and repaired for all library patrons at no charge.

• Digital Talking Books and Talking Book Machines Digital players, as well as accessories such as headphones, are provided and repaired for all library patrons at no charge

• That All May Read (library overview brochure, audio format, CLICK TO LISTEN) Effective October 1, 2012, Governor Snyder's Executive Order 2012-10 creates a new bureau, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons. Updated publications are in production and will be available soon.

• That All May Read (library overview brochure, text only) DOC icon Effective October 1, 2012, Governor Snyder's Executive Order 2012-10 creates a new bureau, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons. Updated publications are in production and will be available soon.

• That All May Read (library overview brochure, PDF) PDF icon Effective October 1, 2012, Governor Snyder's Executive Order 2012-10 creates a new bureau, the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons. Updated publications are in production and will be available soon.


Other Materials

• Described Video Collection Described videos are movies where the visual elements are narrated without interfering with the movie's dialogue or sound effects.

• Magazine Collection Available Free of Charge to Registered Patrons PDF icon More than 70 magazines are available for no charge on digital cartridge or in Braille.


Other Services

• Volunteer at the Braille and Talking Book Library The Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library needs volunteers to help edit and produce audio books for the blind and physically impaired.

• Adaptive Technology Center Looking for information about adaptive technology?

• Events Calendar, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons This calendar includes Braille and Talking Book Library events such as meetings of the BTBL Computer Club, Book Club, and Consumer Involvement Committee, plus other Bureau of Services for Blind Persons events.

• Report broken links or other problems regarding this website


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