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Institutional Service

Borrowers may receive the library service through an individual registration at home, or through the institution where they reside or attend. TBBL provides service to many kinds of institutions, including:

  • schools;
  • colleges;
  • hospitals;
  • nursing homes, retirement homes and adult care facilities;
  • correctional facilities and rehabilitation centers; and
  • public libraries.

Application form for TBBL service for institutions PDF file (91 KB)

Once they have a TBBL account, institutions can also download digital books for their readers via BARD. (More about BARD.)

Please e-mail or call TBBL for more information.

Public Library TBBL Membership

We always encourage public libraries to become members of TBBL. Having an active TBBL membership makes librarians more familiar with talking book services, which they can pass on to their library patrons who are eligible for TBBL services. Public libraries can also demonstrate a small selection of books from the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)external link web site in order to assist their TBBL-registered patrons with downloading digital talking books. Libraries must be registered with TBBL and apply for BARD in order to gain access to the demonstration books.

    Public libraries in upstate New York that are TBBL members may be better able to assist their TBBL patrons. Participating libraries, arranged by county, are listed below.

    Note: New York City and Long Island are served by the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Libraryexternal link icon in New York City.

    Albany Public Library – Main Branch

    Albany Public Library – Bach Branch
    Albany Public Library – Howe Branch
    Albany Public Library – Pine Hills Branch
    Altamont Free Library
    Berne Public Library
    Bethlehem Public Library
    Cohoes Public Library
    Guilderland Public Library
    Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Community Library
    Rensselaerville Public Library
    Watervliet Public Library
    William K. Sanford Town Library

    Alfred Box of Books Library
    Angelica Free Library
    Bolivar Free Library
    Cuba Circulating Library
    Genesee Library
    Scio Memorial Library

    Broome County Public Library
    Vestal Public Library

    Allegany Public Library
    Blount Library
    Cattaraugus Free Library
    Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
    Ellicottville Memorial Library
    Gowanda Free Library
    King Memorial Library
    Memorial Library of Little Valley
    Olean Public Library
    Portville Free Library
    Randolph Free Library
    Salamanca Public Library
    Seneca Nation Library – Allegany Branch

    Hazard Library
    Case Memorial-Seymour Library
    Springport Free Library
    Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library

    Ahira Hall Memorial Library
    Alexander Findley Library
    Anderson Free Library
    Ashville Free Library
    Bemus Point Public Library
    Cassadaga Branch Library
    Clymer-French Creek Library
    Darwin R. Barker Library
    Dunkirk Public Library
    Ellington Farman Library
    Falconer Public Library
    Fluvanna Free Library
    Hazeltine Public Library
    James Prendergast Library
    Kennedy Free Library
    Lakewood Memorial Library
    Mary E. Seymour Library
    Mayville Library
    Minerva Free Library
    Myers Memorial Library
    Patterson Library
    Ripley Public Library
    Seneca Nation Library – Allegany Branch
    Seneca Nation Library – Cattaraugus Branch
    Sinclairville Free Library
    Smith Memorial Library

    Steele Memorial Library

    New Berlin Public Library
    Sherburne Public Library

    Dodge Memorial Library

    Chatham Public Library
    Hudson Area Library
    New Lebanon Library

    Cortland County Library

    Cannon Free Library
    Fairview Public Library
    Sidney Public Library
    William B. Ogden Free Library

    Amenia Free Library
    Beekman Library
    E. Fishkill Community Library
    Howland Public Library
    Lagrange Association Library
    Millbrook Library
    Northeast-Millerton Library
    Pawling Library
    Pleasant Valley Library
    Poughkeepsie Public Library
    Red Hook Public Library
    Stanford Free Library

    Angola Public Library
    Clarence Public Library
    Grand Island Memorial Library
    Lancaster Public Library
    Newstead Public Library
    North Collins Public Library

    Elizabethtown Public Library
    Keene Valley Library
    Lake Placid Public Library
    Wadhams Free Library

    Saranac Lake Free Library
    Wead Library of Malone

    Gloversville Public Library
    Northville Public Library

    D.R. Evarts Library
    Heermance Memorial Library

    Adams Free Library
    Black River Free Library
    Bodman Memorial Library
    Crosby Public Library
    E. Hounsfield Free Library
    Evans Mills Public Library
    Holland Library
    Macsherry Library
    Orleans Library
    Thousand Island Park Library

    Bush Memorial Library
    Lowville Free Library
    Lyons Falls Free Library
    Port Leyden Community Library
    Strong Memorial Library

    Lima Public Library
    Wadsworth Library

    Canastota Public Library
    New Woodstock Free Library
    Sullivan Free Library

    Chili Public Library
    Fairport Public Library
    Gates Public Library
    Greece Public Library
    Ogden Farmers' Library
    Penfield Public Library
    Pittsford Community Library
    Rochester Public Library
    Seymour Library
    Webster Public Library

    Amsterdam Free Library
    Canajoharie Library
    Fort Hunter Free Library
    Fort Plain Free Library
    Frothingham Free Library
    Margaret Reaney Memorial Library

    Barker Free Library
    Niagara Falls Public Library
    North Tonawanda Public Library
    Youngstown Free Library

    Dunham Public Library
    Kirkland Town Library
    New Hartford Public Library
    Utica Public Library
    Vernon Public Library
    Waterville Public Library

    Brewerton Free Library
    Marcellus Free Library
    North Onondaga Public Library
    Paine Branch Library

    Geneva Public Library
    Honeoye Public Library
    Wood Library

    Albert Wisner Public Library
    Chester Public Library
    Cornwall Public Library
    Florida Public Library
    Goshen Public Library and Historical Society
    Greenwood Lake Public Library
    Highland Falls Library
    Josephine Louise Public Library
    Middletown Thrall Library
    Moffat Library
    Monroe Free Library
    Newburgh Free Library
    Port Jervis Free Library
    Woodbury Public Library

    Lee-Whedon Memorial Library

    Ainsworth Memorial Library
    Central Square Library
    Mexico Public Library
    Oswego Public Library
    Parish Public Library
    Pulaski Public Library

    Huntington Memorial Library
    Worcester Free Library

    Desmond Fish Library
    Kent Public Library
    Mahopac Public Library
    Patterson Library
    Putnam Valley Library

    Castleton Public Library
    Cheney Library
    East Greenbush Library
    Nassau Free Library
    Rensselaer Public Library
    Sand Lake Town Library
    Stephentown Memorial Library
    Troy Public Library
    Valley Falls Free Library

    Blauvelt Free Library
    Finkelstein Memorial Library
    Haverstraw Public Library
    Nanuet Public Library
    New City Free Library
    Nyack Library
    Orangeburg Library
    Palisades Free Library
    Pearl River Public Library
    Piermont Library
    Rose Memorial Library
    Sloatsburg Public Library
    Suffern Free Library
    Tappan Free Library
    Tompkins Cove Public Library
    Valley Cottage Library

    Canton Free Library
    Clifton Community Library
    Hammond Free Library
    Hepburn Library of Colton
    Hepburn Library of Edwards
    Hepburn Library of Lisbon
    Hepburn Library of Madrid
    Hepburn Library of Norfolk
    Hepburn Library of Waddington
    Massena Public Library
    Norwood Public Library
    Ogdensburg Public Library
    Potsdam Public Library
    Rensselaer Falls Library
    Richville Free Librar

    Coburg Village Residential Library
    Galway Public Library
    Mechanicville District Public Library
    Round Lake Library
    Saratoga Springs Public Library
    Schuylerville Public Library
    Town of Ballston Community Library

    Schenectady County Public Library

    Cobleskill Community Library
    Schoharie Free Library
    Sharon Springs Free Library

    Montour Falls Memorial Library
    Watkins Glen Public Library

    Lodi Whittier Library

    Benedek Memorial Library
    Cohocton Public Library
    Fred Harriett Taylor Library
    Prattsburgh Free Library
    Southeast Steuben Public Library

    Daniel Pierce Library
    Ethelbert Crawford Public Library
    Fallsburg Library
    Liberty Public Library
    Livingston Manor Free Library
    Mamakating Library
    Roscoe Free Library
    Sunshine Hall Free Library
    Western Sullivan Public Library

    Apalachin Library

    Southworth Library Association
    Tompkins County Public Library
    Ulysses Philomathic Library

    Ellenville Public Library
    Highland Public Library
    Hurley Library
    Morton Memorial Library
    Olive Free Library
    Phoenicia Public Library
    Pine Bush Area Public Library
    Plattekill Public Library
    Saugerties Public Library
    Stone Ridge Library
    Wallkill Public Library
    West Hurley Public Library
    Woodstock Public Library

    Crandall Public Library
    Hillview Free Library
    Town of Johnsburg Library

    Easton Library

    Macedon Public Library
    Ontario Public Library
    Palmyra Community Library
    Walworth Seely Public Library
    Wolcott Public Library

    Briarcliff Manor Library
    Bronxville Public Library
    Field Public Library
    Greenburgh Public Library
    Harrison Public Library
    Kendal on Hudson Library
    Larchmont Public Library
    Osborn Branch – Rye Free Library
    Ossining Public Library
    Port Chester Rye Brook Library
    Rye Free Reading Room
    Scarsdale Public Library

    Gainesville Public Library
    Perry Public Library
    Stevens Memorial Community Library
    Warsaw Public Library

    Penn Yan Public Library

Your TBBL patrons can also e-mail or call TBBL if they have any questions about downloading from BARD or talking book services in general. Downloading is the best way for TBBL patrons to obtain the complete collection of digital books and magazines, without waiting for limited copies to become available from the TBBL book shelves and sent via US Mail.

Last Updated: September 13, 2021