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Pinellas Talking Book Library

The Pinellas Talking Book Library's mission is to encourage and support reading by providing free library services to residents of Pinellas and Sarasota counties for whom conventional print is a barrier.

The Pinellas Talking Book Library is administered locally through the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative.

A free service to residents of all ages who are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical or learning disabilities whether permanent or temporary. The Pinellas Talking Book Library staff provides recorded, Braille and large-print books and magazines as well as a collection of descriptive videos.

The Pinellas Talking Book Library is part of a nationwide network of cooperating libraries serving people who have difficulty using or reading regular print. Books and magazines in audio formats and Braille, plus compatible playback equipment from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, are loaned free of charge. All materials are sent to clients and returned to the library via the United States Postal Service with postage-free mail. The library collection has thousands of recreational reading titles to choose from in fiction and non-fiction, pre-school to adult. Click here to learn more about NLS.

That All May Read is the long-standing motto of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, a free library service.

People with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or other physical disabilities that prevent them from reading or using printed materials can enroll in the braille and talking book program, which offers a wide variety of reading materials at no charge.

The new NLS website,, has information about the service and features a video with nine NLS patrons talking about their experiences with the program. The website will be updated regularly, so check back frequently to see what is new. Encourage those who may be eligible for NLS services, or who know people who are, to visit the site and learn more. Spread the word so that all may read.

TBL Staff from left to right: David Stoner, Juliet Relyea, Erica McCaleb, Shirley Shea, Jennifer Davidson, Nannette Friend.


Pinellas Talking Book Library
1330 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755-5103


Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm and closed weekends and holidays.

Telephone Numbers:

Phone: (727) 441-9958
Toll-free: (866) 619-9568 (From 941 area code only)

For more information, please contact our staff. We provide reader advisory services, interact with the public to locate and process requests, and will answer questions regarding patron enrollment.



Pinellas Public Library Cooperative | 1330 Cleveland Street | Clearwater, FL 33755-5103 | Phone: (727) 441-8408 | Fax: (727) 441-8938