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Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service
325 West State Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 334-2150 (Local)
(208) 334-4016 (Fax)
(800) 458-3271 (Toll-Free)
(800) 377-1363 (TDD/TTY)
talkingbooks@libraries.idaho.gov
http://libraries.idaho.gov/tbs

Brief Description

Regional Library of the National Library Service provides free library service to those unable to read due to a physical disability. Formats include audio and Braille books and magazines and descriptive videos and DVDs.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 3000
Number of staff: 8
Geographic area served: Idaho. Braille readers receive services from Utah.
Publications: Idaho Talking Book Service Connections (newsletter)

Staff

Sue Walker, Library Consultant, (208) 334-2150, sue.walker@libraries.idaho.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Library Services
    • Loans audio and Braille books and magazines. Users with high speed Internet access can download books and magazines and play them on their player or use an app to play on phones and other devices. Newsline provides online access to over 300 daily newspapers and magazines including 3 focusing on Idaho.

Services for Children

  • Library Services
    • Loans books and magazines in audio and Braille format to people unable to read standard printed material. Print/Braille collection of books for those learning to read Braille.
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