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.

Community Resources/Links

  • VISTAS Center –The Center's mission is to help promote self-sufficiency for the visually impaired by using advanced technologies to provide them and their families with training, education, and advocacy services. The Center is located in Athens, Georgia and can be reached at (706) 995-2216.
  • Multiple Choices Center for Independent Living – The Center attempts to break down barriers by enhancing the quality of life and empowering people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and training. The Center is located in Athens, Georgia and can be reached at (706) 850-4025.
  • American Council of the Blind – The Council represents the blind population by providing awareness, education, and support. Located in Washington, DC, the Council has been instrumental in legal advancement of Americans with disabilities.
  • American Foundation for the Blind – The Federation works extensively to improve electronic accessibility to the visually impaired. They offer consulting services, media production, accessibility research, and product evaluations.
  • National Federation of the Blind - The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence. The NFB also opened the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, the first research and training center in the United States for the blind led by the blind.
  • Learning Ally – A nonprofit organization that records books on tape. This is a good source for textbooks. The Athens chapter can be reached at (706) 549-1313.
  • Lighthouse International – A nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving vision and offers clinical services, education, research, and advocacy.