The BARD Mobile free app allows you to download and read books from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Braille & Audio Reading Download (BARD) website using your iOS device. With BARD Mobile, you can play the audio materials on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 4.3 or later. Connectivity from a wireless carrier or a Wi-FI provider is required to download material from BARD. If your device is connected to a refreshable braille display through Bluetooth, you can also read the braille materials available on BARD.
• Use of BARD Mobile is restricted to eligible NLS patrons, who have a BARD account. If you would like to sign up for the service, please contact Access Services at 703-324-8380 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have an account, you are ready to begin using BARD Mobile.
• Download the free app from the App Store on your device or from iTunes, Apple's online app store. You can search online in the app store using the term, “bardmobile” or “nls”
• You need to have a working BARD username and permanent password before you attempt to log in with BARD Mobile. The app will not work if you need to agree to the BARD pledge. Even if you have a working password, it's a good idea to log into the website and take the pledge if requested. Note that you can log into the BARD website using Safari on an iOS device if you like.
Find It VA, the mobile app for Library of Virginia, lets you locate and search your library catalog wherever you are. If you are a library card holder in and of the Library of Virginia below, you can locate books, movies, music and more with easy search features designed for Mobile devices.
Supplies lists of titles by fiction authors and allows you to find authors who write books similar to those of a particular fiction author you enjoy. Many titles have links to reviews, table of contents for anthologies, and/or first chapters. There are also author biographies and recommended reading lists. It is searchable by author, title, series name, award winners, or a general plot description.
The Library's catalog is a great way to find what you want to read next. Here you not only will be able to see what books the library has available, but you will also find the bestseller lists, book lists created by librarians and recommended reading lists of award winning books.
Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are. So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. Some of our writers are pros. Many of them aren’t. We like a good list just as much as we like a good review. We think you can like both J.K. Rowling and J.M. Coetzee and that there are smart, funny, and informative things to say about both and that you shouldn’t have to choose. And the only thing we like as much as books is talking about books with other readers.
A page devoted to graphic novel reviews specifically for those who read them the most — mainly teens — and for those who might be involved in distributing them to teens — namely teachers, librarians, and parents.
We are committed to working in the ongoing struggle for authenticity and visibility in books; to supporting opportunities for people of color and First Nations/Native people in all aspects of the children’s and young adult book world; and to holding publishers, book creators, reviewers, librarians, teachers, and others accountable.
A site that celebrates young adult books about all kinds of diversity, from race to sexual orientation to gender identity and disability whose goal is to bring attention to books and authors that might fall outside the mainstream, and to bring the margin to the center.
Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future. Owned by Amazon.