Great Lakes Talking Books is part of a national network of cooperating libraries with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). NLS provides a free braille and talking book library service, circulating books and magazines in braille or audio formats that are:

  • instantly downloadable to a personal device by way of the BARD Mobile app, or
  • equipment and digital audio cartridges are delivered by mail free of charge.
  • To learn more about our services, read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Eligibility: Individuals (all ages) are eligible for service provided they meet any of the following criteria:

  • are blind or have a visual impairment that makes them unable to comfortably read print books,
  • have a perceptual or reading disability, or
  • have a physical disability that makes it hard to hold or manipulate a book or to focus or move the eyes as needed to read a print book.
  • Assistive Technology
  • Recreation/Leisure & Physical Activity
Provided services
  • NLS provides a free braille and talking book library service
1615 Presque Isle
Marquette, Michigan 49855

Phone: 906-228-7697



Counties served: 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula, Alpena County, Crawford County

National? No

Last Verified Date: 3/14/2022