Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Audiobooks, provided by the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc., are encrypted and can only be played using free playback equipment loaned to eligible individuals through the National Library Service (NLS) Talking Book program. A family will first need to register their child with NLS and receive an NLS digital playback device. Then they are set to download and playback the encrypted DPIL audiobook files. To apply to receive playback equipment and start listening to audiobooks, please follow the steps below.


Step 1.

Please download, print, and complete the following application to receive FREE playback equipment. Remember to have your child’s doctor sign your completed application (see Certifying Authority section on application).

Playback Equipment Application

Playback Equipment Application in Spanish


Step 2.

Mail your completed application to:

State Library of Louisiana

Talking Books and Braille Library

701 North Fourth Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5232


Step 3.

Once you receive your FREE playback equipment, please visit the following link to download your audiobooks:


If you have any questions, need help completing your application, or need assistance with downloading the audiobooks, please contact our Director of Community Impact, Raavin Evans, at 318-606-6592.