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Audio Reading Service



Audio Reading Service

As a department of the Allen County Public Library, the Audio Reading Service is primarily designed for, and directed to, people who have a visual or reading impairment, including any individual who is unable to read conventional printed material because of blindness, low-vision, a literacy issue, or a physical impairment which makes it difficult to hold a book or turn pages such as stroke, MS, Parkinson’s or arthritis.



We broadcast in a fifty-mile radius from Fort Wayne over a sub-channel frequency provided, at cost, by WBCL FM. A special SCA radio is needed to hear this broadcast. The radio is loaned to individuals from the Allen County Public Library at no cost. An application is needed to acquire the SCA radio. Please see the side bar on the right to download an application or call the department at 260.421.1376 and an application will be mailed.

The Audio Reading Service can also be heard over an alternative language setting on PBS 39.4. Audio Reading Service is available on free Apps for mobile devices through iBlink which is committed to accessibility for visually impaired people.  We also stream the broadcast well as provide podcasts of our programs.   

Schedule & Contact



The library’s audio reading service broadcasts 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  

Schedule - Large-Print Program Schedule

Schedule - Program Schedule in Grid Format


Audio Reading Service
7615 DiSalle Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825


Our audio reading service volunteers read local news and features from a dozen area newspapers, including the live, daily readings of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and News Sentinel. We read books, grocery ads and obituaries, plus nearly 40 magazines and other publications. See a complete list of what we read.


For any questions or assistance, please call our department at 260.421.1376. You may also email the Audio Reading Service manager Braille versions of our schedule and instructions on how to listen on PBS 39.4, will be mailed upon request.

HOW CAN I HELP?          

Share the Audio Reading Service

Include our Audio Reading Service Flyer in your organization’s’ newsletter, invite an Audio Reading Service representative to speak at your service club, church, agency, or professional organization. Contact our department for more information 260.421.1376 or email our manager,


If your skills and passions match our needs, we’d love to have you join our audio reader team of ACPL volunteers! An interview and audition is required.  To start the process visit the library’s Volunteer Services page where our volunteer openings will be listed if we have a need.



Give a Financial Gift

Your tax-deductible gift through the Allen County Public Library Foundation will support our services to the visual and reading impaired with the purchase of radios, broadcast fees and outreach to ensure quality programming that promotes independent living and access to information. Donate through our convenient online form.   (This will open a secure link to our on-line gift processing page, hosted by our technology partner SofterWare, Inc.)