Contact Talking Books Staff at (401) 574-9310 or email us at

You can also contact:

Alicia Waters
Library Services Coordinator

Neshmayda Calderon
Information Services Technician: Talking Books

Kelley Lima
Information Services Technician: LORI Services

Talking Book Library Outreach

Spread the word to help us reach eligible residents in our state!

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The Talking Books Library program provides free materials and equipment for residents that are unable to read standard print materials due to a visual or physical handicap. According to the 2010 US Census, 3% of Rhode Island's residents are eligible for the Talking Books Library program, but currently less than 2,000 have taken advantage of it.

Number of TBL members vs number of Eligible RI residents in each community. FY 2019

Chart TBL members vs number of Eligible RI residents