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Interested in Talking Books or Braille Services delivered to your door?

Carefully read the description of ELIGIBILITY to determine if the interested individual is eligible for service.

       

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:                                                                              Standard Talking Book Machine and Talking Book 

Call 682-1155 in the Little Rock area, or TOLL FREE: 1-866-660-0885, statewide.    
Fax: 501-682-1529                                                                                                                          
email: nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov

 Basic factsheet about NLS services 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ordering Books and Magazines

Online Catalog

Search the National Library Service for the Blind's Online Union Catalog to find titles of interest, then contact your reader advisor directly by phone, fax, mail, or email to have books sent immediately or added to your request list. In the Little Rock area call 501-682-1155. If you are outside of Little Rock, call Toll Free 1-866-660-0885, or send an email to nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov.

Magazines

The National Library Service (NLS) provides approximately 75 popular MAGAZINES in Braille or recorded format. If you would like to receive free subscriptions to any of these magazines, call the library at 501-682-1155 (Toll Free 1-866-660-0885). or e-mail us at  nlsbooks@library.arkansas.gov.         Magazine titles from NLS

Music

Eligible borrowers may receive MUSIC materials directly from the Music Section of NLS.  The collection consists of scores in Braille and large print; textbooks and books about music in Braille and large print; and elementary instruction for voice, piano, organ, guitar, recorder, accordion, banjo, and harmonica in recorded form. You may send an email to the Music Section at nls@loc.gov.

Braille

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) in Washington provides information on literary, mathematics, and music BRAILLE transcription and proofreading instruction (locally and via correspondence); literary Braille competency certification; and Braille technology. 

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

The National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) has the world’s largest collection of digital audio books and digital braille books available for free download. Up to 100 books a month may be downloaded free of charge. Access to the NLS Download Pilot website is restricted to authorized NLS readers. Patrons must register for and receive a login ID and password to access it.

Patrons must have an email 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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586  or the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.loc.nls.dtb, 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.

Arkansas State Library
900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-2053
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