Welcome to Oregon's Talking Book and Braille Services!
To enhance the quality of life for print-disabled Oregonians through reading, TBABS is committed to deliver, in partnership with libraries and other agencies, the best possible library service to all eligible Oregonians.
The Oregon State Library’s Talking Book and Braille Services (TBABS) is a free, federally-funded library service located in Salem, Oregon. It loans books and magazines in special formats to anyone who cannot see to read regular print, hold a book to turn its pages, or who has a physically based reading disability. All of the lending is done free through the mail. TBABS is part of the Oregon State Library, which is an agency of the State of Oregon. TBABS is also part of the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) network of regional libraries.
TBABS loans books and magazines in audio and Braille format. Because the audio books are in a specialized format, TBABS loans specially designed audio players to patrons who request audio book service. TBABS also repairs, at no cost, the equipment loaned to its patrons.
TBABS has leisure reading books and magazines like those you would find in your local public library. However, listening music is not available, but instructional music materials and musical scores can be obtained directly from the National Library Service (NLS). We can supply information to you about this music service upon request.
For information or questions about our services, TBABS offers a toll free telephone line 1-800-452-0292 for use throughout the state of Oregon, as well as a local Salem number 503-378-5389, and TTY relay telephone number 503-378-4334. You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.tbabs.org.