Talking Books Status Application

Do you have a print disability that prevents you from reading works in their original format? You can apply to change your library card to Talking Books Status by filling out this form.

If you identify as a person with a disability or a person who is Deaf, and require this document in an accessible format, please contact Membership Services: or 416-393-7569.

Fill out the web form below. This form is also available as a PDF file format.


Talking Books are available to customers with print disabilities. A print disability is a disability that prevents someone from reading conventional print. This definition is in section 32 of the Canadian Copyright Act:

A valid full-service Toronto Public Library card is required. To get a library card, visit Your Library Card for more information.

About Talking Books Status

Talking Books Status gives you access to the Talking Books Collection and exemption from:

Standard loan periods, borrowing limits, and suspension thresholds apply.

Please note you are responsible for:

Talking Books Status Application Form

A valid Toronto Public Library card is required to apply online.

Please visit a library branch with your name and address identification. Library staff can then register your new card for Talking Books Status.

Customer Information

Library staff will process your application and confirm your status within two business days.

Collection Notice: The Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, sections 20(a) and (d) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information will only be used for the proper administration of the library and the provision of library services and programs by Toronto Public Library. Questions related to the collection of this personal information should be directed to: Manager, Membership and Circulation Services,; 416-393-7569.