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Washington Talking Book and Braille Library - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Washington Talking Book and Braille Library
2021 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2783
(206) 615-0400 (Local)
(206) 615-0437 (Fax)
(800) 542-0866 (Toll-Free)
(206) 615-0418 (TDD/TTY)

Brief Description

WTBBL provides books and players for people who cannot read standard print books due to visual or physical barriers. Books are available in digital format, on cassette, in braille, and in large print. Patrons can choose their own books, or have the library choose for them. Digital books can be downloaded instantly.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 10,500
Number of staff: 22 full-time employees.
Staff description: Librarians, readers' advisors, shipping clerks, clerical, broadcasters.
Geographic area served: Washington.
Publications: Newsletter: Reading Matters


Danielle Miller, Librarian, (206) 615-1588,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Reaches out to caregivers, medical professionals, social workers, librarians, consumer groups.
  • Library Services
    • Provides talking books, talking book machines, large-print books, audiocassettes, and braille books for blind and physically handicapped persons.
  • Reading Services
    • Newspapers (Post Intelligencer and Seattle Times) and various materials read.

Services for Children

  • Recreation Services
    • Has parenting collection of books and videos. Children's room with adaptive toys.
  • Summer/Day Camps and After-school Programs
    • The Library offers a by-mail summer reading program, performances and events for children and their families, and an accessible children's room with toys, a VCR player, and computer equipment.
  • Support for Parents
    • Has parenting collection of books and videos. Children's room with adaptive toys.
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