All branches of the Washington State Library are closed to the general public until further notice. For more information, please visit our page regarding the closure.
Effective Thursday, June 4th, WTBBL has resumed by-mail circulation of books and equipment. Thank you for your patience as we work to bring our shipping and circulation operations back up to full service. If you are in need of something to read and you have access to a computer, tablet, mobile device, or third-party player with internet capabilities, please make use of our Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) website and BARD mobile app, which allows you to access all of our talking books and digital braille files. Find information on BARD and BARD mobile.
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Mission Statement

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library builds community and provides equal access to information and reading materials for Washington residents unable to read standard print.


Virtual Poetry Exhibition

The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library and patrons celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a virtual Poetry Exhibition. Check out the poetry winners here.


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reading matters winter 2020

WTBBL's Summer 2020 Reading Matters Newsletter is now available.