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Free subscriptions to more than 70 magazines in cassette and braille format

The Talking Book Library provides free subscriptions to more than 70 magazines in recorded and braille format to registered patrons. Qualified borrowers can receive the latest news, sports, health, music, children's, youth and women's magazines.

Most magazines are sent directly to patrons by the producers and are not returned to the Talking Book Library. However, the Talking Book Library, in co-operation with the Braille and Talking Book Library at the Perkins School, also loans shared subscriptions of selected titles. These shared subscriptions must be returned to the Braille and Talking Book Library when completed so they can be made available to other borrowers.

For more information about magazine services or to request a Magazine Order Form or application for service, please call  1-800-762-0085 or 508-799-1730. 

Magazine List

The following magazines, listed by format, are available through the Talking Book Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library at the Perkins School.


Magazines on Computer Disk

Braille Book Review

  • In Braille.
  • On Computer Disk.
  • Digital Text.
  • Announcements of Braille books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind individuals. Braille edition includes one-line annotations from Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.

Talking Book Topics

  • In Audio Format
  • On Computer Disk.
  • In Large Print.
  • Digital Text.
  • Bimonthly.
  • Announcements of talking books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Cassette edition includes selections from News irregularly. One-line annotations from Talking Book Topics are included in Braille Book Review.

Magazines in Digital Text

Braille Book Review 

  • In Braille.
  • On Computer Disk.
  • Digital Text.
  • Announcements of Braille books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind individuals. Braille edition includes one-line annotations from Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.

News 

  • In Braille.
  • Quarterly.
  • Digital Text.
  • National and international developments in library services to blind and physically handicapped persons. NLS newsletter. Selections from News are included in the cassette edition of Talking Book Topics.

Talking Book Topics 

  • In Audio Format
  • On Computer Disk.
  • In Large Print.
  • Digital Text.
  • Bimonthly.
  • Announcements of talking books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Cassette edition includes selections from News irregularly. One-line annotations from Talking Book Topics are included in Braille Book Review.

Update

  • In Braille.
  • Quarterly.
  • Digital Text.
  • News about volunteer programs and activities related to library services for blind and physically handicapped persons. NLS newsletter.

Magazines in Large Print

Braille Book Review

  • In Braille.
  • On Computer Disk.
  • Digital Text.
  • Announcements of Braille books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind individuals. Braille edition includes one-line annotations from Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.

The Musical Mainstream

  • In Audio Format.
  • In Braille.
  • In Large Print.
  • Quarterly.
  • Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions.

Talking Book Topics

  • In Audio Format.
  • On Computer Disk.
  • In Large Print.
  • Digital Text.
  • Bimonthly.
  • Announcements of talking books recently added to the Library of Congress collection; news and developments in library services for blind and physically handicapped individuals. Cassette edition includes selections from News irregularly. One-line annotations from Talking Book Topics are included in Braille Book Review.

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