Talking Book Services (TBS) is a free program of the South Carolina State Library for permanent and temporary residents who can technically be certified as print disabled (ex: blind, physically limited and/or cognitively impaired) by a predetermined list of professionals from various fields. Their impairment generally prevents them from reading standard print books. The department is also considered a regional library of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), a division of the United States Library of Congress.
This free library program brings reading materials in digital audio and Braille formats straight to the homes of patrons from preschoolers to centenarians. Books on digital cartridge, digital talking-book players and Braille books are sent to patrons via the U.S. mail at no cost to users, and no fines of any kind are ever assessed by the program. Participants also have the option of downloading books and magazines over the Internet in audio or Braille format through an online version known as BARD.
If you are already signed up for TBS services, feel free to search the catalog at this link: https://scsltbs.klas.com/
To apply for TBS services, please select this link: https://www.sctalkingbook.org/apply