Local Book Production: Audio and braille books by Pacific Northwest authors, about the Pacific Northwest and other patron requests are produced at WTBBL. These books are made available through work of WTBBL staff and volunteers. To recommend a book for production, please first review the Collection Development Policy or contact WTBBL with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locally produced audio books can be downloaded from our audio book download page www.wtbbl.org/login, contact the library if you need a user id and password. Locally produced braille books can be downloaded from www.wtbbl.org/braille-files. Contact the library if you would like to receive a physical cartridge or braille book of a local title. To learn more about how to download books, visit Download Books.
Youth Services: Books and materials in all formats for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens, for home and school. We offer a by-mail summer reading program, programs and events for children and their families, and an accessible children's room with toys, books, and places to read and play. For more information about Youth Services please visit WTBBL's Youth Services Page.
Training, Instruction: The Washington Talking Book &Braille Library features the Jan Walsh Patron Computer Lab, which is open to patrons during business hours (M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM). For more information about the equipment available in the lab, please visit Jan Walsh Computer Lab. Patrons of the library can call to set up a time to use the computer lab or schedule a training session.
Recommended Reads: Washington Talking Book & Braille Library's monthly series of books that can be found in our collection for our adult and young patrons. Check back each month to read the newest themed list of books.
Recommended Reads for Adults
Recommended Reads for Youth
Reference Services: WTBBL offers reference service on issues of blindness, physical disabilities and issues of general interest by calling the library at 206-615-0400.
Reference services are also available by using InfoEyes (http://www.infoeyes.org/), an online virtual reference and information service for the visually impaired. This service can be used 24-hours a day and a response will be given during business hours.
Deposit Collections: Deposit collections of large print may be loaned to libraries, schools, senior centers, and long-term care facilities throughout the State of Washington. Please contact the library to learn more about setting up a collection at your facility,.