At MTM we produce and lend books to people who find it difficult to read printed text because of a disability. Examples of this can be:
• reading and writing problems
• visual impairment
• other physical disabilities such as impaired mobility or hearing impairment
• intellectual disability
• neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism, ADHD
• temporary disability due to illness or injury
Many people who have Swedish as a second language want to read talking books in Swedish and in other languages. But only people who find it difficult to read printed text because of a disability may borrow audio books.
Talking books are produced under an exemption in the Swedish Copyright Act. They are recorded especially for people who find it difficult to read printed text because they have a disability. Some of our talking books contain both speech and text. In those books, you can see text and images on the computer screen or mobile display while you are listening.
All libraries in Sweden lend out talking books. You borrow the books on CD, USB stick or memory card. You do not need a certificate, you simply have to say that you need talking books. Borrowing is always free of charge. Ask a member of staff, they are always happy to help.
You can also download books direct from our digital catalogue, Legimus. Your library will help you to obtain a user name and password and show you what to do.
You can read talking books in several different ways: using a special audio book player or on a computer, mobile phone or tablet.
To read on a mobile phone or tablet, you use our app, which is called Legimus. This is also free of charge. You log into the account you were given at the library.
We also lend out Braille books in several languages. Contact us if you want to be a Braille borrower.
At Legimus you can see which talking books and Braille books are available to borrow. You can also find books here in other formats. We can also help you to borrow books from other countries.
Legimus is at www.legimus.se