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Talking Books

Bayside & Special Services Library, in cooperation with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, provides library service to Virginia Beach residents with visual and physical disabilities. The library offers talking books and players, recorded magazines, large print books, movies, Braille, and catalogs. All are mailed to customers' homes at no cost. Talking books and recorded magazines are also available for customers to download directly to their device. An eligible person must fill out and submit an application.

Who Is Eligible?

  • People who are blind or have low vision.
  • People with physical disabilities who cannot hold a book or turn pages.
  • People with reading or learning disabilities certified by a medical doctor.
  • Those with temporary visual or physical disabilities may also be eligible.

Please ask a library staff member for an application or more information. When completed, please mail to Bayside Special Services Library at 936 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

That All May Read - National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped