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Library of Commission’s Talking Book Services « Mississippi Community Resource Directory

Library of Commission’s Talking Book Services

Library of Commission's Talking Book Services

Full Description

Talking Books Collection

The Talking Books collection offers a wide range of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens, and children.  The collection holdings may be searched by anyone using the online catalog, but only registered Talking Book Services patrons may place requests.

Materials include:

Image of talking book cartridge and player

Picture of talking book digital cartridges and digital player machines

  • audio books and magazines on digital cartridge
  • Braille books and magazines
  • books in large print

Specialized Talking Book Players are also provided on loan, at no charge, to patrons registered and actively utilizing Talking Books services.  Equipment includes:

  • Digital cartridge playback machines
  • Adaptive devices for the playback machines to further assist individuals with physical or hearing limitations

Materials are mailed directly to the individual’s home in special returnable packaging and may be returned to the Commission without cost through the U.S. Postal Service under the “Free Matter for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” privilege.


BARD: Braille & Audio Reading Download

The BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) service allows Talking Book Services patrons with internet access and an email address to search for and download titles to either a personal flash drive or a digital cartridge for immediate listening. New titles are frequently added to this service. Talking Book Services registered patrons need to  register separately for the BARD service.

Counties Served

  1. StateWide
  2. Adams
  3. Alcorn
  4. Amite
  5. Attala
  6. Benton
  7. Bolivar
  8. Calhoun
  9. Carroll
  10. Chickasaw
  11. Choctaw
  12. Claiborne
  13. Clarke
  14. Clay
  15. Coahoma
  16. Copiah
  17. Covington
  18. DeSoto
  19. Forrest
  20. Franklin
  21. George
  22. Greene
  23. Grenada
  24. Hancock
  25. Harrison
  26. Hinds
  27. Holmes
  28. Humphreys
  29. Issaquena
  30. Itawamba
  31. Jackson
  32. Jasper
  33. Jefferson
  34. Jefferson Davis
  35. Jones
  36. Kemper
  37. Lafayette
  38. Lamar
  39. Lauderdale
  40. Lawrence
  41. Leake
  42. Lee
  43. Leflore
  44. Lincoln
  45. Lowndes
  46. Madison
  47. Marion
  48. Marshall
  49. Monroe
  50. Montgomery
  51. Neshoba
  52. Newton
  53. Noxubee
  54. Oktibbeha
  55. Panola
  56. Pearl River
  57. Perry
  58. Pike
  59. Pontotoc
  60. Prentiss
  61. Quitman
  62. Rankin
  63. Scott
  64. Sharkey
  65. Simpson
  66. Smith
  67. Stone
  68. Sunflower
  69. Tallahatchie
  70. Tate
  71. Tippah
  72. Tishomingo
  73. Tunica
  74. Union
  75. Walthall
  76. Warren
  77. Washington
  78. Wayne
  79. Webster
  80. Wilkinson
  81. Winston
  82. Yalobusha
  83. Yazoo

Fee for Service

  1. Free
  2. Payment Required

Ages Served

  1. 0-5
  2. 6-12
  3. 13-18
  4. Adult
  5. Senior


1-800-446-0892 (toll free) or 601-432-4151

Mailing Address

Mississippi Library Commission Attn: Talking Book Services 3881 Eastwood Drive Jackson, MS 39211-647