Q. How do I register with the Talking Book Library?
Arizona Talking Book Library is a free program for any resident of Arizona who is unable to read or use regular print materials as a result of temporary or permanent visual or physical limitations. Patrons can register either online at https://www.azlibrary.gov/talkingbooks/apply and download and print the application or call the Arizona Talking Book Library at 602-255-5578 (local) or 1-800-255-5578 (toll-free) to have an application mailed to their residence. The application must be filled out completely and signed by a competent authority. “Competent authority” is defined to include doctors of medicine or osteopathy, ophthalmologists, optometrists, registered nurses, therapists and the professional staff of hospitals, institutions, and public or welfare agencies. In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress. In the case of reading disability from organic dysfunction, competent authority is defined as doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines
Once an application is completed and signed, the application can either be sent back by mail or faxed in at 602-286-0444. If the applicant will be sending it by mail, please affix postage. Once the Arizona Talking Book Library has received the application, the patron will be contacted within 3-5 business days. Please be sure to provide the correct phone number so our Reader Advisors can contact you as soon as possible.
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