Oakland Talking Book Service (OTBS)

The Lyon Township Public Library is happy to provide residents with access to the Oakland Talking Book Service.  Stop by the Library to get more information and to preview the devices available through this service.

This free service administered by the Rochester Hills Public Library, loans talking books and magazines, large print books, Braille and  talking book players to eligible Oakland County residents of all ages. If you  are  unable to read or use standard printed materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations, you should qualify. A talking book player and materials will be mailed at no cost as Free Matter for the Blind. The first step in beginning service is to apply.

In addition to mailed materials, all eligible individuals  have access to tens-of-thousands of books and dozens of magazines available for download through the National Library Service’s Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. An application for access to BARD is required and must be approved before access to the database is allowed.

OTBS@RHPL is conveniently located in the Outreach & Bookmobile Services area of the Rochester Hills Public Library. The staff of this award-winning department are committed to personal and accessible services beyond walls, beyond books and beyond tradiitional library services. When you pay us a visit, come find us directly across from the checkout desk on the first floor. For information on location and hours, visit the RHPL Hours & Location page.

All Oakland County residents who are eligible for OTBS service are also eligible for Rochester Hills Public Library borrowing privileges.