BARD Foreign-Language Offerings Grow

Thanks to its participation in the Marrakesh Treaty and expanded book acquisition, the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) is adding more foreign language books to its catalog than ever before!

You can find a selection of the most popular foreign language titles recently added to the NLS collection in 
Foreign Language Quarterly (FLQ), an online publication found at The most recent issue—which features 148 books in sixteen languages—was posted in May; the next will come out toward the end of the summer.

As of this spring, the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) website interface is available in French, as well as English and Spanish. Patrons who would prefer to use BARD in French or Spanish can do so by selecting their language of choice from the Language Interface Settings drop-down menu on the Account Settings page under the “My BARD” section on the main page.

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