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There's More than One Way to Read a Book

BARD Mobile logoBARD MOBILE APP IS ACTIVE!

BARD Mobile is an app that allows registered Talking Books Services patrons to download audio and Braille books to their personal mobile iOS devices- iPods, iPads, and iPhones. BARD Mobile will operate on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS version 4.3 or later. This includes the iPhone 3GS and all later iPhones, all iPads, and fourth generation or later iPod touches. Connectivity to a wireless carrier or a Wi-Fi provider is required to download material from BARD.

Use of BARD Mobile is restricted to eligible TBS patrons who have a BARD account. If you are not currently a patron of Talking Books Services, please read about the TBS eligibility requirements and learn about signing up for service.

For current patrons interested in using BARD and BARD Mobile, visit the BARD website. If you are not registered to use BARD yet, click on the BARD Application instructions link, and then the Link to BARD Application for Individuals. Fill out the application and submit it. You will receive an email verifying your acceptance and a temporary password to log in to BARD.

For Braille users: If you want to read Braille books with BARD Mobile, you'll need a Braille display. Be sure to read Section 7 of the user guide, as it explains how to configure your display and provides keystrokes that make reading Braille a smooth experience.

For more detailed information on using BARD Mobile visit the User Guide provided by the National Library Service.

To get the free BARD Mobile app, go to the iTunes app store.

Talking Books News


Cash-strapped US Post Office to slow first-class delivery service
Written by Dianne Keadle   
Monday, 05 December 2011 10:54

Unprecedented cuts by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will slow first-class delivery next spring and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day....

To read more, visit the link below: 

http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/05/9221540-cash-strapped-us-post-office-to-slow-first-class-delivery-service

 
2012 Braille Calendars
Written by Dianne Keadle   
Thursday, 29 September 2011 11:09

2012 Braille calendars are now available. Contact TBS (1-800-922-7818) to get one today. Limited supplies available.

 
Descriptive Videos
Written by Dianne Keadle   
Monday, 29 August 2011 11:06

Descriptive DVDs and VHS videocasstttes are available to blind and visually impaired TBS patrons.  Patrons may check out up to two DVDs and four videocassettes at a time. Videos are charged out for one week. Click the "Descriptive Videos" link under Search the Collection in the left column of this page to see what's available.

 
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