Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Address: 300 Coffee Tree Road, P.O. Box 537
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-8300 Website:

Services provided by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives includes The Talking Book Library (KTBL)  which provides free library service to people who cannot read traditional print because they have a visual, physical, or reading disability.  Audio and Braille materials are sent to and from users by postage-free mail. Special equipment is provided by the library.  KTBL has been in operation since 1968 and is part of a national network of libraries administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a branch of the Library of Congress.  The Kentucky Talking Book Library collection includes both fiction and non-fiction, with items suitable for children, teens, adults, and seniors. 
Available materials include:

  • Talking books on digital flash cartridge 
  • Downloadable digital talking books and magazines
  • Talking books and magazines on cassette tape
  • Braille books and magazines
  • Downloadable Braille books and magazines
  • Print/Braille books – picture books with a Braille overlay
  • Kentucky books – titles about Kentucky or by Kentucky authors
  • NFB Newsline – a Newspaper-reading service accessed by touch tone telephone
  • Described movies-contain additional narration to describe the onscreen action


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