Duplication on Demand Service

Talking Book player with Duplication on Demand

The South Carolina State Library's Talking Book Services (TBS) Program is now serving patrons with an innovative new service called Duplication on Demand (DoD). DoD allows patrons to receive almost any book available on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). When patrons order books or automatic selection orders books for patrons, they are recorded on a cartridge and sent out within a few days. There's no waiting for other patrons to return a copy; all downloadable books are always available. Patrons may also receive a whole series on one cartridge.

This more efficient service model is being introduced to NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled) network libraries nationwide.  When fully implemented, it will improve the program's carbon footprint and provide a more customized experience for each reader. 

More details about DoD:

  • Each patron may have up to three cartridges in mail rotation at once.
  • Each cartridge may contain up to 25 books.

For more information, please contact us at TBSBooks@statelibrary.sc.gov, or call us at (800) 922-7818.

Talking Book Services is a free library service from the South Carolina State Library for anyone who has a visual, physical, or print disability that prevents them from holding or reading normal print books.

Connect the Dots

Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 issue of CtD features an update on outreach by TBS staff, news about a new locally-recorded South Carolina picture book, an interview with a TBS staff person, and lists of new digital and large print books available to patrons.  Updates to the Android and iOS BARD apps are also discussed.