Visually Impaired Services & Learning Disability Services
Audio Version Newspapers, Audio Version Books, Audio Version Magazines & More in Midland, TX
With the Telephone Reader, you can listen to the newspaper and other publications to be fully informed.
How does it work?
From the Midland/Odessa area, place a free call and follow the instructions you hear over the phone.
What information can you hear?
We offer audio version newspapers, including recordings of local news from the Midland Reporter-Telegram and the Odessa American. We provide weekly grocery ads from Albertson’s, H-E-B, Super Mercado, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Target. More than 50 magazines are available.
There are five national newspapers plus Texas coverage from the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. Also available are weekly programs on health, aging, accessibility issues and more. We’re continually adding more publications, so keep checking back! Download the menu here.
Who’s eligible for audio version books or more?
Anyone who is already signed up for our services or the Texas Talking Books Program. For more information or to subscribe, call the Recording Library at 432.682.2731. There is no charge to become a subscriber.
Try our audio version newspapers, magazines & more!
It’s easy and it’s a free service of the Recording Library of West Texas.
- Call 432.617.5555
- Enter 5555 on your touch-tone phone for a 15 minute demonstration.
- Listen to the menu and make your choice.
- When listening to an article, press 5 for help instructions.
Here’s the list of user commands:
-  RESTART article
-  NEXT article
-  BACK 10 seconds
-  FORWARD 10 seconds
-  HELP
-  SKIP TO LAST article in category
-  SPEED, 3 faster speeds, 1 slower
-  VOLUME, louder, back to normal
-  PAUSE
- [*] EXIT PUBLICATION
-  EXIT CATEGORY
- [#] EXIT TELEPHONE READER