What is the Colorado Talking Book Library?
Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) is located in Denver and is part of the Colorado State Library. The library serves all eligible Coloradans by shipping postage-paid books through the US Postal Service.
Talking Books are completely FREE to Coloradans of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or learning disabilities—whether permanent or temporary. There is no charge for the books, the talking book player, or the postage to mail the books back to the library.
What Does the Service Include?
- Access to the same books you can find in public libraries
- CTBL has 35,000 audio books, 7,000
Braille, and 22,000 large print books, with new books added each month
- textbooks are not available
- A variety of magazines is available in audio and Braille formats
- CTBL has 35,000 audio books, 7,000 Braille, and 22,000 large print books, with new books added each month
- A player for the talking books
- Postage-paid delivery and return of all talking books
- Personal assistance in selecting materials
- All books have a 4-week loan period
- no overdue fees
- no charge for lost or damaged books or players
Additional Resources: Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC)
AINC is among the nation’s leading resources for blind, visually impaired and print-disabled individuals, providing its listeners with free access to recorded programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only service of its kind in Colorado,AINC allows registered listeners to access audio programs online, through downloaded podcasts, on TV, or over the phone. With recorded content from over 100 newspapers and magazine articles, this statewide programs provide over 1,500 listeners with everything from national news to local news and community events.
- Contact Information
1700 55th Street Suite A
Boulder, Colorado 80301-2702
(303) 939-8013 fax