LABM: That All May Read


The Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media (LABM), a division of the State Library and Archives, is a free library for any Tennessee resident unable to comfortably read standard print materials due to a visual, physical, or reading disability. Located within the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, LABM provides direct library service to qualifying Tennessee residents by sending Digital Talking Book Players and cartridges, braille, and large print materials through the U.S. Postal Service's Free Matter mailing service. To access thousands of accessible books and magazines, submit an application for service with the signature of a certifying authority. LABM is a regional library of the Library of Congress' National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) network.

LABM: Eligibility and Application

You may download applications for this free library service above.

Please note there are multiple pages for each application. All pages should be completed before sending applications to the library.

Please choose ONE (1) of the following methods to submit your completed application (including the signature of a certifying authority):

  • Mail: Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219.
  • Fax: (615) 532-8856.
  • E-mail:

Information on qualifying authorities can be found on the application. Please call (800) 342-3308 or email with any questions about certifying authorities, applying for service, or the library service.

Spanish applications may be obtained by contacting the library at (800) 342-3308.

LABM: Available Materials

Books and Magazines

BARD Downloadable Audio Books and Magazines

Download audio and digital braille book and magazine titles for use with Digital Talking Book machines, iOS devices, Android devices, braille embossers, and refreshable braille devices. This service is available to registered patrons of the Tennessee Library for Accessible Books and Media only.

Find books and magazines in braille or audio from the National Library Service for Blind and Print Disabled:

Large Print Catalogs
Large print catalogs are available by contacting the Library for Accessible Books and Media.

LABM: Help Finding Materials

Cathy Bale

Ellen Barker

Brittney Reed

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