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Nevada Talking Book Services

Finding your next great read is easier than ever with the new NLS Catalog! The catalog is designed for easy use on both desktop computers and mobile devices. It has advanced search options and direct links to BARD from catalog listings for quick downloads. And for the first time, patrons can directly request books to add to our collection! Patrons will also find links to contact a librarian and other resources to get the most out of NLS. Start exploring the catalog here:

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Become a Patron

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Current Patrons

Access catalogs and bibliographies; find information on equipment and policies.

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Access our quarterly newsletters.

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Downloadable Talking Books

Access the Braille and Audio Reading Downloads (BARD) program.

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Donate and Get Involved

Explore ways you can help the Nevada Talking Book Services.

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Contact Us

Phone (775) 684-3354
Toll Free (800) 922-9334
Hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

Current Events

January 26 @ 7pm EST
Panel Discussion: The Long COVID Survival Guide
Join a panel of authors and the editor of The Long COVID Survival Guide online for a conversation on "the book the world needs"-an expansive guide to life with Long COVID. Registrations required.
Click here for more information and to register.

February 9 @ 7pm EST
Many Faces of BARD - BARD Express
This session will begin with a discussion of the new BARD Express features and a demo of the new upcoming version release. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions about the presentation or other questions related to BARD usage.
Click to join ZOOM
or dial-in at +1-669-254-5252

April 25 @ 7pm EST
Quarterly Music Notes Meeting - "Time Out for 'Take Five'"
New music appreciation event for patrons and network librarians where patrons can learn in depth about selected music topics. Each hour-long meeting will consist of a pre-recorded conversation about a topic covered in the NLS Music Notes blog, followed by a live Q&A session with the blog author. In this session, Music Section Head Juliette Appold will talk with Music Reader Services Librarian Brian McCurdy about this famous piece of music and its relevance to the NLS Music collection. You can read the original blog here:
Click to join ZOOM
or dial-in at +1-669-254-5252

NEXT SESSIONS: July 25, October 24

New ListServe for NLS Patron Engagement Annoucements
New ListServ includes announcements about NLS programs, services, and products that might be of interest to patrons. To be added to this list, send your name and email address to the Patron Engagement Section at

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Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 684-3339
Fax: (775) 684-3311
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Phone: (775) 684-3360
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Phone: (775) 684-3367
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Talking Books
Phone: (775) 684-3354
Toll Free (800) 922-9334
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Phone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: (775) 684-3371
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Phone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
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Phone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3426