So if you're visually impaired how do you select a talking book from your local library? How do you know what you're selecting and if it will interest you? Here in my local library they're running a pilot scheme. First, for each talking book a sighted volunteer scans the spine of the talking book into a hand held device, then records orally details of the book - author, story line etc. Visually impaired library users then use the device to 'browse' the talking books section. First they scan a spine, the device identifies the book and then plays back the previously recorded details. Simple.