Getting Started

1. Get an application
Download an application or call 1-800-362-0699 to get an application mailed to you.

2. Complete the application
Applications must be signed by a certifying authority (please note that a medical doctor's signature is required for reading disabilities.

Certifying Authorities include:
Teachers, Librarians , Registered Nurses, Therapists, Social Workers, Case Workers, Counselors, Rehabilitation Teachers , Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of, Osteopathy, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Superintendents, or other professionals acceptable to the Library of Congress.

3. Return Application
Completed and signed applications may be scanned and emailed to KTB@library.ks.gov or mailed to:

State Library of Kansas Talking Books Office
1200 Commercial St.
P.O. Box 4055
Emporia, KS 66801

Upon receipt, applications are immediately reviewed and processed. Incomplete applications, or those lacking the necessary signature are returned.

4. Receive material in the mail
You will receive a digital player and first book requests, an introductory packet that includes catalogs, BARD instructions and a letter with codes permitting online access to the online catalog.

Within a month after receiving the player and books, you will be contacted by a librarian to review status of service. Changes and updates are made to accounts as needed.