Nashville Talking Library is a free audio information service providing books, magazines, newspapers, and more to residents of Middle Tennessee with certified reading disabilities. We are on the air seven days a week, at all hours.
Nashville Talking Library
Ways to Listen
Nashville Talking Library's programming is intended solely for individuals who cannot read conventional print due to a disability. Our programs may not be copied or redistributed. After submitting the required eligibility application, you may listen to the Talking Library several ways.
Listen Online Now
Use our custom “Alexa Skill” to listen on the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. For more information, see the Talking Library Alexa Skill page on Amazon.
- To enable the skill say, “Alexa, Enable Nashville Talking Library.” You only need to enable it once.
- After enabling, anytime you want to listen just say, “Alexa, play Nashville Talking Library.”
If you don’t already have an Echo, we’ll loan you one free. We only loan Echos to Davidson County residents.
- New listeners: Fill out the application form and select that you want an Echo.
- Existing listeners: Contact us and request an Echo.
Use the Simple Radio app to listen to the Talking Library stream.
Special Radio Receiver
When you apply, we can mail you a free, specially-tuned, easy-to-use radio receiver. The radio is on loan to you for as long as you need it.
Support Nashville Talking Library
Volunteers read newspapers live on the air. They also record books and magazines at our studios at Main Library. Volunteers may schedule recording sessions Monday through Friday. To get started in the process of volunteering, please complete the volunteer application.
To make a donation to Nashville Talking Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.