Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD)

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) is a free library service of recorded and braille books and magazines for residents of the United States and to American citizens abroad who are unable to read or use standard printed material because of visual or physical disabilities.

Access to BARD


If you are a current BARD user, log in on the Library of Congress BARD website.

BARD Registration


If you are a Braille or Talking Books patron but are not registered for BARD, follow the instructions on the National Library Service.

Access to BARD Mobile


If you are registered for BARD and want to use BARD Mobile, download it from the iTunes App Store or on the Google Play Store.

Sign Up for Service


If you are not yet an Braille and Talking Books user, follow the application instructions on our Braille or Talking Book Service page.
Library of Congress BARD login page