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Chicago Public Library Talking Book Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Chicago Public Library Talking Book Center
400 South State Street
Fifth Floor, Room 5N7
Chicago, IL 60605-1203
(312) 747-4001 (Local)
(312) 747-1609 (Fax)
(800) 757-4654 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Subregional Library.

Hours of operation: Mon./Weds./Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tues./Thurs. 11:00 AM-7:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Chicago.
Publications: TBC Focus (newsletter).


Deborah Taylor, Librarian

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, large-print books, and audiocassettes for blind and physically handicapped persons.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • The Talking Book Center provides the free loan of recorded and braille books and magazines, music scores in braille and large print, and specially designed playback equipment to residents of Chicago who are unable or have difficulty reading standard print materials because of visual or physical impairment.
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