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BARD - Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world’s largest collection of digital audio books 
available for free download. Up to 30 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the 
NLS Download Pilot web site is restricted to authorized NLS readers. Patrons must register for and receive 
a login id and password to access it: BARD

Patrons must have an e-mail address set up in “their” name with “their” home address 
and must have high speed internet access.

Books may be downloaded in a zipped format to a computer and extracted to a USB drive 
or an NLS compatible flash memory card that can be used in an NLS digital player on 
free loan from the library. You may also download a free app from the Apple iTunes App Store 
at  or the Google Play Store 
at , and download audio books 
or magazines directly to any Apple or Android tablet or cellphone.

BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players 
such as the Victor Reader Stream.

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Little Rock, AR 72201
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