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Talking Book

North Dakota State Library Talking Book offers an array of services for citizens of North Dakota who are unable to read standard print materials because of a visual, physical, or reading disability.

The Talking Book program provides patrons with free access to audio books and magazines. The Talking Book program is administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress.

Talking Book Service Application

If you would like to apply for the Talking Book program, please complete and print the Talking Book Service Application form, ask a certifying authority to complete and sign their section, and mail to the address on the top of the form.

Magazine Order Form

Please complete the Magazine Order Form mail, fax or email to:

North Dakota State Library Talking Book
604 East Boulevard Ave. - Dept 250
Bismarck, ND 58505-0800

Fax Number: 701-328-2040


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Related Information

Talking Book Patron Handbook

Talking Book Titles Recorded at the North Dakota State Library

Search the NLS online catalog

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS)

NLS Talking Book Topics

Duplication on Demand

Duplication on Demand is a service in which multiple books are downloaded onto one cartridge, each cartridge is created especially for each patron. In order to access the multiple books on the cartridge, the patron will need to use the "Bookshelf Mode". Click on the link below to access the Bookshelf directions.

How to Use Bookshelf to Access your Multiple Books

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

BARD Application

BARD Mobile Application User Guide

BARD Downloads

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About BARD and BARD Mobile for iOS Devices

BARD Express: Tips & Tricks (25 videos)

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