Talking Books

we have the largest selection of talking books for blind and partially sighted people in the UK

Our Talking Books service is absolutely free. Giving you access to over 25,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children.

Talking 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.

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

Sign up to Talking Books for free through one of the following options

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  • 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 RNIB Connect Radio online or on Freeview channel 730 for even more book news!

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