Online Services

Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD)

BARD is an online service operated by the National Library Service, in partnership with the Montana Talking Book Library, to give patrons faster access to digital talking books.  NLS maintains the website and uploads titles.  MTBL approves applications, provides technical support, and responds to reader inquiries.  BARD offers more than twenty thousand audiobooks and eighteen hundred issues of audio magazines and is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

To apply for BARD, please open the appropriate link below.

BARD APPLICATION FOR INDIVIDUALS 

BARD APPLICATION FOR INSTITUTIONS 

BARD POLICY

BARD DEMONSTRATION ACCOUNTS

BARD PATRON LOGIN  

BARD DIRECTIONS FOR MAC USERS

BARD DIRECTIONS FOR WINDOWS 7 IE8-9

Catalogs

MTBL offers several catalog to search for and to order books.  WebOpac is directly tied to the MTBL internal collection of available physical books, as well as a direct link to downloadable books from BARD.

To register to use WebOpac, please open this link:  SEARCH CATALOGS 

To access WebOpac, please open this link:  WEBOPAC 

The National Library Service offers a text-only version of their catalog, called Quick Search, for easy use with screen readers. To access the Quick Search Catalog, please open this link: 
QUICK SEARCH (NLS) 

The National Library Service offers a graphic version of their catalog, called Voyager.  To access the Voyager Catalog, please open this link:  VOYAGER (NLS) 

No Story Should Go Untold

No Story Should Go Untold

Sometimes the best words on the page aren't on the page. That's why Montana Talking Book Library offers high quality audio books and magazines recorded by trained narrators for your reading pleasure. Because No Story Should Go Untold.