Talking Books

Accessible Resources and Services, in cooperation with the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, provides library services to Virginia Beach residents ​with visual, physical, and reading disabilities. Audiobooks, audiobook players, electronic braille displays, large print books, and descriptive DVDs are mailed directly to customers' homes. 

To receive the service, eligible customers must fill out and submit an application. When completed, please mail it to Accessible Resources and Services at 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or email it to

If assistance is needed with filling out the application above, please use this form and our staff will be happy to assist.

If you would like to learn more, please view our Accessible Resources and Services Customer Guide.

Who Is Eligible?​

  • People who are blind or have low vision.
  • People with physical disabilities who cannot hold a book or turn pages.
  • People with reading disabilities.
  • Those with temporary visual or physical disabilities.

Available Materials

  • Digital books, magazines, and talking book players
  • Large print books
  • Braille books and magazines
  • Braille and Audio Reading Downloads (BARD​)

Talking Books Catalog

Search for Accessible Materials.


Accessible Resources and Services offers several specialized programming opportunities. Call (757) 385-2684 for details or visit the online event calendar. Assistive technology, scanners and special computer software are available at Bayside and Central Libraries. A staff member is available at Accessible Resources and Services to assist with these technologies.​

In accordance with the City of Virginia Beach’s Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability Policy, customers may request a reasonable accommodation for library programs. Requests must be made directly to the branch manager at the time of program registration no later than 48 hours before a scheduled event.