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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.


Duplication on Demand for audiobooks is here!

WTBBL’s new duplication on demand service for audiobooks has arrived and we are now producing customized digital cartridges with multiple books per cartridge based on a patron’s preferences and requests. To help ensure we send you books you want to read, please call WTBBL to update your favorite authors, subjects, series, and narrators.

You will continue to use your current digital talking book machine with duplication on demand cartridges. Returning your custom book cartridges is simple. Instead of turning over the mailing card to return the book, just remove it, as the library’s address is printed on the container. If you have questions when you receive your first duplication on demand cartridge, please call the library at 206-615-0400 to speak to Readers’ Advisory.

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reading matters fall 2020

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