Tired of waiting for a copy of a popular book? Planning a trip and wanting to take some good reading with you but limited on space? We have your solution: BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)!
BARD allows patrons FREE access to download any NLS digital book they want, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No more wait lists; no more due dates; no more mailing books back and forth. And there are no limits: you can download as many books as you want, and so can every other BARD user. For FREE!
Staff from institutions like libraries, care homes and rehab centers are also welcome to create BARD accounts to help demonstrate the service to clients or download books for patrons (visit our Institutional Services
page for the link to the application for institutions). If you are already a BARD user, you can log in hereIf you would like to apply for the BARD service, click here
. NOTE: you must first be a registered patron of Talking Books before applying for BARD. To register, print out a copy of our application below under Registering for Service, fill it out, and mail it in to our return address.For more information about BARD, including download instructions, FAQs, and user requirements, click here
NOTICE: Our Equipment Coordinator would like to share some tips and tricks to help ensure the best performance from your digital player while operating on the battery. Click here for more information