Digital Talking Book Machine (DTBM) and cassette of a recorded book.

“…This wonderful service…has made my husband’s life bearable and has given him back some of his joy in living.”

Talking Book Program

Welcome to the Talking Book Program

Providing free library service to Texans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities-whether permanent or temporary.

Disability Information and Referral Center

The Disability Information and Referral Center of the Talking Book Program houses information and materials on types of disabilities and health conditions, as well as related organizations, publications, products, and technology.

This is a free reference service provided for anyone with a disability-related question. You do not have to be a member of the Talking Book Program in order to use the services provided by the DIRC.

Register for the Service

To begin using our free service, you will need to complete an application and have it certified.

Talking Book News

News bulletins providing information on recent developments in the Talking Book Program.

Volunteer Recording Studio

Volunteering with the Talking Book Program is an interesting, rewarding experience that produces materials that benefit Texans with disabilities. By donating their time and energy, volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the thousands of Texans who are unable to read standard print.

Page last modified: March 31, 2014