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Louisiana Voices

Background

The Louisiana Voices Recording Studio records audio books for loan to citizens who are blind, visually impaired, or have other physical disabilities that prevent them from reading standard print. As part of the State Library’s Talking Books and Braille Library, Louisiana Voices also works in conjunction with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress. 

The existing collection contains over 300 Louisiana fiction and non-fiction audio books for both adults and children about or related to Louisiana. Books about Louisiana sports, politics, Hurricane Katrina, mysteries, romance, and music are particularly popular. The collection also contains many of the Louisiana Young Readers Choice Award titles for grades 3-5 so there is a nice selection of books for the younger reader, including the Clovis Crawfish series.

Although the entire existing collection is available for checkout to our citizens, new titles will not be recorded because the program has been temporarily suspended effective September 2010 due to statewide budget cuts.

 

Ordering Louisiana Voices Books

To order locally-produced audio books, use Talking Books and Braille Library (TBBL) OPAC: Online Public Access Catalog.  You can identify a Louisiana Voices audio book by the prefix “RCL” in either the NLS Online Catalog or the TBBL Online Catalog.

You may also order Louisiana Voices audio books by contacting TBBL and asking to speak to your reader advisor.  In addition, there is a large print copy and a cassette copy of the Louisiana Voices Catalog available upon request from your reader advisor.

Users may also browse the NLS Online Catalog for Louisiana Voices titles.
If you would like to order Louisiana Voices audio books, please contact your TBBL reader advisor, by calling 1-800-543-4702 or (225) 342-0035, or e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it