Application for Service
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.
APPLICATION FOR SERVICE - pdf
Print application and mail the filled out form.
Write and request an application for service as a last resort.
- Solicitud de Servicio - Application in español -pdf
Call 682-1155 in the Little Rock area, or TOLL FREE: 1-866-660-0885, statewide.
Ordering Books and Magazines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Magazine titles from NLS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.