Borrowing talking books via the University Library
Talking books are available via Legimus, the digital archive of the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media (MTM). Legimus is for those who are unable to read printed books.
Who can borrow talking books?
In order to borrow talking books, you must have a reading disability.
Becoming a Legimus user
Please contact the library for a discussion about talking books and Legimus account. You will then be able to download talking books directly from Legimus once you are logged in with your user ID.
Recording course literature
If a course book is not already available in MTM, it can be recorded. Please contact the library with recording requests. You will receive a message from the library when your recording request has been sent to MTM. Please submit your request in plenty of time. Recording takes 6-8 weeks.
Listening to talking books
In order to use talking books, you will need some kind of app, reading software or player. University students have access to the EasyReader computer software.
To listen via a tablet or mobile phone, download the Legimus app which is available for Android and iPhone.
More information about listening to talking books is available at the Legimus web page.
A resource room, BIB201, is located in the library where the computer rooms are. The resource room is equipped with two computers with software to make things easier for those with reading disabilities.
Description of software in the resource room:
- Stava Rex – spelling checker and grammar support in Swedish.
- TorTalk – speech synthesiser. You can use TorTalk to listen to text on websites and in documents. TorTalk is also available for University of Skövde students and employees to download. Contact Virpi Westin if you would like access to TorTalk.
- Gustavas Ordböcker – software for carrying out electronic searches in Swedish and English dictionaries.
Booking the resource room (external link). You can obtain log-in details from the University’s coordinator for students with disabilities.