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.
During the statewide stay-at-home order, we are unable to fulfill requests for library materials by mail. Books and equipment will ship once we are able to return to the library. 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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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.


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2020 Census: make sure you’re counted!

Beginning in mid-March, your household will receive an invitation in the mail to respond to the 2020 census. This year it’s easier than ever: you can respond online, by calling a toll-free number, or by mail. More information on accessibility for the census can be found at the Census Bureau.

reading matters winter 2020

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