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Contact Talking Book Program

Tel: 1-800-252-9605
or 512-463-5458
Fax: 512-936-0685
Email TBP
8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday - Friday


Talking Book Program
Texas State Library & Archives Commission
PO Box 12927
Austin TX 78711-2927

Welcome to the TBP Youth Services page for patrons 0-18 and their adults!Here you will be able to sign up for our youth services newsletter, have easy access to BARD, see monthly reading lists, find archived newsletters, and see upcoming events.

Sign up to receive our monthly youth newsletter with activities, events, book lists, and more:

Youth Newsletter Sign Up

We encourage you to choose the email format because of paper shortages, but the newsletter will also be available in large print and Braille as needed. Spanish is also available.

Not a patron of the Talking Book Program yet? Start your TBP application.

BARD Information

Need to get to the BARD website to download books? Go here:

Need to know how to navigate BARD? Learn how to use BARD.

Looking for the BARD mobile app?

    Apple App Store:
    Google Play:

BARD Search Tips

BARD Magazine Search Tips

Need more BARD help? Contact us!

Bluebonnet Award Voting

Bluebonnet Nominees 2022-2023

Other Places to Get Audio Books

To get recorded textbooks for school you can get a Learning Ally account for $12 per month- Check with your school district to see if they have an account you can use for free!

Bookshare offers downloadable audiobooks for a fee, but is FREE for students with print disabilities. Check out more information here

Houston Public Library “My Link” card: All Texas residents are eligible for a free My Link library card which gives you access to all of their digital content including audiobooks and ebooks.
Apply at and get instant access.

Events - coming soon

Monthly Youth Book Lists

November 2022
Ocotber 2022
September 2022

Other Youth Book Lists

TBP Youth:

NLS Kids:

Newsletter Archive

October 2022
September 2022

Page last modified: October 4, 2022