Please visit the Illinois State Library's Talking Book and Braille Service website at:

Please note that the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center (ITBOC) will officially consolidate services with the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) on September 1st, 2017. This means that TBBS will handle all talking book program services for Illinois patrons, including reader advisory, outreach, and distribution of materials and machines. While it has been our pleasure to serve our patrons for many years, we know that TBBS will continue providing excellent services for our community of print-impaired readers under the leadership of Director Sharon Ruda. 

For access to talking book applications, the catalog of materials, and BARD, please visit the TBBS website. Reader advisors may be contacted Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, for all questions and issues. During the initial transition period, phone lines may be very busy. If you are trying to call and have trouble getting through to a reader advisor, please consider emailing or mailing your book requests to TBBS using isltbbs [at] ilsos [dot] net or the address listed below. 

Please use the following contact information for all mail, email, and phone calls as of September 1st, 2017. 

Illinois State Library

Talking Book and Braille Service

300 S Second Street

Springfield, IL 62701



1-800-665-5576 Option 1


isltbbs [at] ilsos [dot] net