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Welcome to the Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center!


We provide free library service for anyone unable to read regular print because of low vision, blindness, or a physical disability. We have books and playback equipment. Books are mailed free to and from library patrons, wherever they reside. There is no charge, whatsoever, to the patron. Currently, we serve approximately 6,500 active readers.


Our office is open 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Monday-Friday.


The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center is part of a statewide and national network of libraries. This sub-regional library serves the blind and physically handicapped in central and southern Illinois. The Center is part of a state network administered by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, and a national network under the administration of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. The Center is locally administered by Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).


Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library (ISL), a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).


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