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Descriptive movies describe the visual elements of a movie, narrating the action, characters, locations, and costumes without interfering with the dialogue or other sound elements.

CTBL offers movies in the following formats: VHS, DVD, or Blu-ray. The VHS tapes will be prefaced by a VO before the ID number, DVDs by MD and Blu-rays by MB. CTBL does not provide equipment to view any of these movies. Only patrons of the library may borrow movies.

There will be a replacement charge of $25 for each lost or damaged movie as they are the property of the Colorado Talking Book Library.

Please respect the following loan procedures:

  • videotapes will be loaned for 1 month, no renewals.
  • You may borrow only one movie at a time.
  • You will need to return the movie you have in order to borrow another one.
  • CTBL will not place movies on reserve - they will be sent only when they are available.
  • Movies will be sent Free Matter for the Blind or Handicapped.
  • Return the movie by turning the address card so that the library’s address is facing up. No postage is required.
  • If checking out a VHS tape, please rewind the videotape before returning it to the library.
  • Do not put handwritten notes in the movie container.
  • If there is a problem with the movie, mark the defective tape box on the mailing card.

Remember, if you break it, you buy it! You will be charged $25 for each damaged or lost movie!

If you have any questions about the movies or other Colorado Talking Book Library services, call the Library at 303-727-9277 or, toll free, in-state at 800-685-2136.

We hope you enjoy your descriptive movie viewing.