Libraries Closed All library locations are closed due to Hurricane Ian. All due dates and holds will be extended. New holds cannot be placed at this time. Our book drops are closed. Please keep any items you have until we reopen.
Please monitor local media for information and check the Lee County Storm Updates page.
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
1651 Lee Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Directions to Talking Books
800-854-8195 Toll-Free Voice
Application in English and Spanish for Individuals:
*The applications must be certified by a health care professional.
Application for Institutions:
Talking Books Library:
The Lee County Talking Books Library (a division of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled or NLS) provides digital recorded books and magazines, postage free, to people who need to “hear” their reading because of a visual disability or a physical disability that makes it difficult to hold a book or turn a page.
The library has been serving the local community since 1988, when it began as a sub-regional (or branch) operation housed within the Fort Myers-Lee County Public Library. In December 2013, the Talking Books Library moved to its new permanent home on Lee Street in the Fort Myers River District.
The Talking Books collection consists of thousands of audio books, including many titles in Spanish, recorded magazine titles, and access to Braille books for children and adults. The circulating audio books and magazines are played on a special playback machine that is provided free of charge to all registered patrons.
Registered Talking Books patrons can also apply for access to the NLS download site (Braille and Audio Reading Download/BARD), which allows download options from a wide collection of titles that appeal to readers of all ages and interests.
National Library Service Application - English (.pdf) *National Library Service Application - Spanish (.pdf), or call Talking Books at (239) 533-4780 for a print copy to be mailed.
*The application must be certified by a health care professional.