Worcester Talking Book Library Worcester Public Library

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Contact Information

Worcester Public Library
Contact: James Izatt, Department Head
Email Address: talkbook@worcpublib.org
Phone: 800-762-0085
Alternate Phone: 508-799-1724 xTDD
Fax: 508-799-1676

3 Salem Square Worcester, MA 01608
Area Served: Central

Map Location Worcester Talking Book Library

Narrative

The Worcester Talking Book Library provides free services to Massachusetts residents of any age who are unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability and to organizations serving these populations. The Library has access to more than 990,000 volumes of recorded books in digital and audiocassette format, 10,500 large print book titles, 1,400 described video titles and 100 magazines in recorded audiocassette and Braille format. The Worcester Talking Book Library, funded in part by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, provides mail-order service by telephone, as well as immediate walk-in service. Free mail delivery of equipment and materials, which are available in several languages. Playback equipment and accessories are loaned free. Individuals and organizations must apply for services. Application with certification by qualified professional needed to register for services. Application is available through the website or by calling the Library. Services provided at Worcester Public Library. Librarians available Monday-Saturday, 9:00-5:30 pm. Assistive technology (K1000, K3000, JAWS, Duxbury Braille Translator) available for on-site use. Accommodations for individuals who are blind, vision impaired, deaf or hearing impaired. Information resource center, nonprofit, state-funded agency.

- Subregional Library for the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Service Types

  • Equipment Loan

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Other See Narrative
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service