Purchasing a Third-Party
NLS-Compatible Player

Apple and Android Devices

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 iOS app to download and read books on the device.

NLS audio books can be played using Android devices with Android OS 4.1 or later (smart phones, tablets, Kindle Fire). These devices use the BARD Mobile Android app to download and read books on the device. Second-generation Kindle Fire devices can download the BARD Mobile Androip app from the Amazon Appstore. BARD Mobile will not work on Kindle e-book readers, only on the Kindle Fire tablets (Fire, Fire Phone, Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HDX 8.9 WAN, etc.)

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.