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Applications for Library Services

Eligible Applicants

The following Oklahoma residents are eligible for our service:

Persons whose visual acuity, as determined by competent authority, is 20/200 or less in the better eye with correcting lenses, or whose widest field of vision is no greater than 20 degrees.

  1. Persons whose visual disability, with correction and regardless of optical measurement, is certified by competent authority as unable to use standard print material.
  2. Persons certified by competent authority as unable to use standard print material due to physical limitations.
  3. Persons certified by competent authority as having a perceptual or reading disability and unable to read printed works to substantially the same degree as a person without an impairment or disability.

Institutions such as nursing homes, libraries, hospitals and schools may borrow equipment and reading materials for use by eligible patrons in either a group setting or for individual use.

Please print, fill out completely, and mail to:

300 N.E. 18th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

You may also fax your application to 405-521-4582

Want to sign up for BARD?

BARD, Braille, and Audio Reading Download service provides instant access to hundreds of thousands of books and magazines in audio and electronic braille (ebraille). You’ll find current bestsellers, literary classics, mysteries, westerns, romances, and more; a wide selection of books for school-age children and teens; and books in Spanish and other world languages. Dozens of titles are added each week! And you can subscribe to magazines automatically and easily through BARD.

You can access your books through the BARD Mobile app, available as a free download from the iTunes store for Apple users; from Google Play for Android devices; and an app for your Kindle Fire.

BARD Mobile will operate on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 4.3 or later, as well as on Android devices or Kindle Fire. Connectivity from a wireless carrier or a Wi-Fi provider is required to download material from BARD.

Please contact the library at 405-521-3514 if you are interested in signing up for BARD.

For many patrons, BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowledge is power. That’s why the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) now offers a free, monthly educational series called The Many Faces of BARD.

The program will be held on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Oklahoma time. It will last for one hour and will cover one aspect of BARD usage. Each program will start with a brief presentation. Time will be reserved at the end of each session to answer questions. NLS will announce the topic for the next presentation at the end of each program.

The sessions are open to all patrons. To participate by phone, call 1-669-254-5252. Patrons with internet access can join via Zoom.

Last Modified on May 21, 2024
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