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BARD application instructions

This application is intended for use only by patrons or institutions in good standing of The Talking Book Service. Fill out this form if you are a registered user or have already contacted the library and were instructed to do so. If you are not currently receiving service from The Talking Book Service, please contact them at talkingbooks@arlingtonva.us or (703) 228-6333.

Fill out this application completely. Library staff will check your information against their records. If you are approved to participate you will receive an e-mail message with sign-on information. If there is a problem you will receive a message explaining the problem.

If you are planning to use a purchased digital talking-book player, you must register it once you have access to the BARD site.

Please note that the information you provide will be shared with the National Library Service, Library of Congress, and with the manufacturer of your purchased digital talking-book player (if necessary). For more details, please read our privacy policy.

Link to BARD application for individuals

If you are a representative of a institution in good standing of The Talking Book Service, then use the following application.

Link to BARD application for institutions




For support, please e-mail talkingbooks@arlingtonva.us or telephone (703) 228-6333.

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