• Recorded Books on Digital Cartridges, Large Print Books, and Braille Books: The book collection consists of popular fiction, non-fiction general informational and recreational materials for all ages and tastes, similar to that found in a public library. Patrons may also request books by North Dakota authors, as well as books about North Dakota.
  • Magazines: There are more than 70 magazines available in cartridge format.
  • Digital Player: North Dakota State Talking Book Library lends a digital player for use with talking books. A number of accessories, such as headphones, are available upon request.
  • High-Volume Digital Player with headphones: North Dakota State Talking Book Library lends a high-volume digital player with headphones for use with talking books.
  • BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) is a service offered through NLS that allows patrons to download books off a NLS website to a computer. The books can then be transferred to a blank cartridge similar to the ones NLS uses, or to a USB flash drive and then played on the NLS digital player.
  • Smart device Accessibility: Patrons may now download audio and Braille books to their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or android device, if they are registered at the North Dakota State Library for the Library of Congress free library service. The BARD Mobile app is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app, which is free, allows readers to download audio and Braille books from their NLS BARD accounts.
  • Free mailing: Books, magazines, players and catalog book orders may be sent and returned via the US Postal Service without cost, thanks to a Free Matter for the Blind and Handicapped mailing privilege.
  • Reader Advisory: Talking Book staff offers patrons a variety of services, including helping to choose books and subject bibliographies, solving service problems, locating and obtaining books from other states, referral to alternative resources and reference services.