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Strategic Plan

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In order to provide outstanding service to our patrons over the next five years, TBBL has developed a strategic plan for 2018-2022.

Click here to view the Strategic Plan.


TBBL Newsletters

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Louisiana Hotlines: a Newsletter of the State Library of Louisiana, Talking Books and Braille Library is the TBBL's quarterly newsletter. It is available in large print, Braille, recorded cassette and electronic formats. Reading the text (PDF) version of past issues, listed below, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Audio files below are MP3 files.


Catalogs and Other Publications

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If you are interested in acquiring any of the information below, contact the Talking Books and Braille Library at 1-800-543-4702 or (225) 342-0035 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Reader’s Handbook offers an introduction to TBBL. A large print copy of this handbook is available through TBBL.

The National Library Service also provides dozens of free magazine titles on digital cartridge and Braille.

Talking Book Topics is a bi-monthly catalog providing the newest audio selections offered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

NOTE ABOUT TBT - Tallking Book Topics

Supply-chain issues and worldwide paper shortages have impacted production of TBT in large print. But you can still get fast access to the latest issue of TBT online in HTML and PDF at www.loc.gov/nls/tbt. TBT in HTML contains direct links to BARD for downloading or adding books to wish lists, and TBT in PDF contains printable order forms for mailing. TBT is also available in audio on cartridge and on BARD and BARD Mobile. An abridged version of TBT is included in Braille Book Review, which is available as a BRF on www.loc.gov/nls/bbr and in hardcopy braille. Contact us if you would like help accessing TBT in these alternate formats.

Braille Book Review offers readers the newest braille selections offered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. If you are interested in any of these books please make sure you are eligible to receive Braille books and contact the Utah Library for the Blind

Minibibliographies are provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Network Services Section.