Interested in Talking Books or Braille Services?
Carefully read the description of ELIGIBILITY to determine if the interested individual is eligible for service.
Call 682-1155 in the Little Rock area, or
TOLL FREE 1-866-660-0885, statewide
print this application and mail the filled out form
write and request an application for service as a last resort.
Basic factsheet about NLS services
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 e-mail to have books sent immediately or added to your request list. In the Little Rock area call 501-682-1155. Outside of Little Rock call Toll Free 1-866-660-0885, or send an e-mail to NLSbooks@Library.Arkansas.gov.
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 contact Kelly Smith directly at 501-682-1155 (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 e-mail to the Music Section at email@example.com.
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 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.
Whoever downloads the books must login in the patron’s name and download to the patron’s e-mail address. The books will not play on a computer. They must be downloaded to a USB drive or an NLS compatible flash memory card and used in an NLS digital player on free loan from the library. The books are encoded with software that can only be unlocked by an authorized player.
BARD books may also be played on commercially available NLS compatible players such as the Victor Reader Stream.