Is regular size size print getting harder and harder to read? Are you squinting and hoping that will help? Is regular-size print so troublesome that you are ready to give up reading?

It's possible that a larger print size could help allow you to read again.

You might be eligible to borrow large-print books through the mail. You are eligible if you cannot read regular-size print because you have a visual or physical condition that make regular-size print to difficult to read.

When you borrow large-print books, even the return postage is free.

The Talking Book Program (TBP) has thousands of large-print books waiting for you to check out. You may choose from a large collection of books in fiction and non-fiction categories, including romance, mystery, western, thriller, science fiction, history & biography. TBP also has audio books and books in Braille. If you choose audio books, you may borrow the player to use when listening to the book.

TBP is a division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin. Since 1931,TBP has participated in a national library network that is part of the Library of Congress.

TBP serves appoximately 18,000 people, most of whom are over 65 years old.

You are welcome to enroll and begin borrowing large-print books free through the mail. To get started, call toll free 1-800-252-9605, visit, or send email to