What is BARD?

BARD (the Braille and Audio Reading Download) is a way for eligible Talking Book patrons to download audio books for free. Patrons can download the BARD Mobile app for free to listen to on their mobile device from any of the app stores. BARD Express is a free downloadable software application designed to simplify searching for, downloading, and transferring audio titles from the BARD website to a cartridge or external USB flash drive for playback in a digital player.

Listen to a short overview of BARD and BARD Mobile. Active TBS users must create an account in order to search and download books from BARD.