Talking Books

we have the largest selection of talking books for blind and partially sighted people in the UKTalking Books has been one of our most loved services for more than eight decades, and we now offer more formats and titles than ever before.

Our Talking Books service is absolutely free. Giving you access to over 23,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children.

Take a look at the formats we offer below.

Formats available

You can choose to receive your books on DAISY CD (one book per disc) or USB stick (three books per stick) depending on your personal taste.

Talking Books are also available by digital download, and we also have a range of titles available to buy from our online shop


Product information

  • All our Talking Books are unabridged and high quality, giving you the best possible reading and listening experience.
  • Borrow up to six books at a time, with no limit on how many you borrow over the year
  • Our speedy on-demand service means your books are delivered to your door free of charge when you want them, with no waiting
  • Enjoy access to the rest of our library collection, with access to Braille and giant print books, as well as music and learning resources
  • Return your books free of charge once you’ve enjoyed them


  • Use our online library catalogue to browse, discover and choose your books
  • Get help choosing books from our experienced library team, or get technology or reading advice in your own home from our national team of volunteers
  • Enjoy access to our bi-annual Read On magazine, bi-monthly New Books magazine and monthly email newsletters with all the latest reading news and suggestions – plus tune in to Insight Radio online or on Freeview channel 730 for even more book news!


Our Talking Books service is free

You can get access to all of our 23,000 audio books for no charge at all.

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You can also sign up by filling out our library registration form:

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