Purchasing a Third-Party
NLS-Compatible Player

Apple and Android Devices

Currently, NLS audio and braille books can be played using Apple devices with iOS 4.3 or later (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch). These devices use the BARD Mobile app to download and read books on the device.

In the near future, Android devices will also be able to play NLS audio books using the BARD Mobile app (stay tuned!).

Other Third-Party Players

Other commercial devices available for purchase from Third-Party vendors are also compatible for playing NLS downloadable audio and braille books. A complete list of devices with features, prices, and vendor contact information is located in the NLS Factsheet "Digital Audiobook Player" at: http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/guides/audiobkplayers.html#_Toc386612877

Please be aware that in providing this information to our patrons we are not endorsing or recommending these products or suppliers. We will provide similar information on other devices or suppliers as we become aware of them.