talkingbooks@athenslibrary.org

Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
1-855-583-2822
706-613-3655

Open Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month)

On July 1, 2015, the Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center will merge services with Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), based in Atlanta.

This consolidation will not change the services available to patrons. Reader's Advisory services will be available from the GLASS office six days a week to help patrons select and order books, and all online services such as BARD, BARD Mobile, and the OPAC book catalog site will remain unchanged.

Libraries are constantly evolving to better serve their communities, and we here at NEGATBC feel confident our patrons will consider this change a positive one. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us until June 30 at 1-855-583-2822 or 706-613-3655. Beginning July 1, patrons can reach GLASS at 1-800-248-6701.

Welcome to the Talking Book Center

The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center provides free library services for patrons with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. The Center loans books and magazines in audio and Braille formats, as well as the necessary players. Books and players are mailed back and forth at no cost to the patron.

The recorded books, players, and catalogs are provided by the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Operating funds are provided by the State of Georgia, and the Center is housed in and administered by the Athens-Clarke County Library.

We serve 22 counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Greene, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hancock, Hart, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Rabun, Stephens, Walton, and White.