BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

Access to the BARD website is restricted to eligible readers. You must first be a patron of GLS. If you’re not, review the eligibility requirements and submit an application to GLS.

Once you’re a GLS patron or institution you can apply for BARD. An email address is required. Your login information will be sent to this email address.

Downloading BARD Books

If you’re downloading to your computer, you can find BARD books through the GLS catalog or the NLS catalog. You can then download BARD books using a computer. While BARD books can’t be played on a computer, you can download them to a flash drive or cartridge.

Using the BARD mobile app, you can download books directly to your smartphone or tablet. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation and up can also use the app.

BARD Mobile app link for Android users

BARD Mobile app link for iOS users

How-to videos:

Registering for BARD

Demo: Two Books in Two Minutes

Detailed BARD Mobile How-To Series