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  • The BARD Mobile apps for Android and iOS devices allow you to enjoy your personal library everywhere you go.

  • Talking Book Service is provided to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or has physical disabilities preventing the reading of standard print.

  • If you read braille, ask your reader advisor to sign you up for braille service. You can find titles in the online catalog. If you have a refreshable braille display, consider also signing up for Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) to access the Web-Braille collection.

  • The rechargeable talking book players can be used anywhere you want to listen to a book. They are lighter and easier to use. There is nothing quite like listening to a book on your warm, sunny deck.

  • Talking books are now available in digital cartridge form and mailed to you in a blue plastic case via "free matter for the blind or physically handicapped". The new digital players are portable and easy to use.

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and the Illinois State Library's Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS) strive to ensure that all may read by providing eligible patrons access to NLS materials regardless of age, economic circumstances, or technical expertise.

Scheduled Maintenance 12/1/16

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Please note that ITBOC has a system upgrade scheduled for 12pm on Thursday, December 1st. You may still call and talk to a reader advisor, but our online catalog will not be available for approximately 2 hours while this maintenance takes place. Thank you for your patience, and as always, call 1-800-426-0709 for assistance!

Dystopian Fiction

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Need an escape from current events? Our new list of Dystopian Fiction contains moving and sometimes chilling explorations of what happens when our social and political structures are pushed to the extremes. Find a new perspective when you revisit a few of the classics or discover new apocolyptic bestsellers.

Dystopian Fiction

The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood

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Closed 11/3/16

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Please note that we will be closed Thursday, November 3rd, for a staff in-service day. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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