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What is Talking Books?

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2016  |  73 Views

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  • Kansas Talking Books is a free library service from the State Library of Kansas that provides users with digital books and digital players. The service is available to any Kansas resident, regardless of age, who is unable to read standard printed materials as a result of a permanent or temporary visual or physical condition. It is also available to people with reading disabilities.
  • All materials and equipment are mailed postage free through the U.S. Postal Service. Reading materials and digital layers are loaned to users at no cost.
  • To get started, simply fill out the application, available on the Kansas Talking Books website, or call Kansas Talking Books at 1-800-362-0699. 
  • Kansas Talking Books is a division of the State Library of Kansas. Services are available for free to users thanks to funding from the Library of Congress, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Library Services and Technology Act, and the State of Kansas.       

**Missouri residents are eligible for the Talking Books program in Missouri. They should contact the Wolfner Library at (573) 751-4936 or

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