BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download

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

Once you’re a GLASS 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 GLASS 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. You’ll need an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later, or a device running Android 4.1. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation and up can also use the app.

How-to videos:

Registering for BARD

BARD Mobile How-To Series

Downloading Books To a Computer