While we hope you enjoy our BARD digital service as much as possible and explore the massive amount of available audio books for visually impaired titles it offers, we also thought it would be great to share with you some other resources you can take advantage of at this time. Each public library that serves the ten counties in Southern California offers digital services as well. These resources are incredibly valuable during the “Safer at Home” mandate due to COVID-19, but are also great services to take advantage of at any time.

Los Angeles Residents 

Those who live in Los Angeles County can receive a free temporary digital library card (valid for 90 days) that gives them access to all the Los Angeles County Library’s digital offerings, including audio books, online classes, and more. Sign up here: https://colapl.wufoo.com/forms/ztns1cw0q78qml/

San Diego Residents 

The San Diego County Library is also offering free temporary digital cards which give access to their digital offerings for all San Diego County residents. Sign up here: https://www.sdcl.org/help-librarycard.html

Orange County Residents 

Apply for an eCard with the Orange County Library to access their database of audio books, eMagazines and music. More information: http://www.ocpl.org/elib/ecard

Coachella Valley & Riverside Residents

Our patrons closest to our Coachella Valley and Riverside Centers who reside in Riverside County can visit Riverside County Library’s online resources page to explore what online resources they are offering at this time. http://rivlib.info/website/eresources-688

Santa Barbara Area Residents 

The Santa Barbara and Ventura County Libraries are both closed for the time being, but both do offer digital offerings.

Santa Barbara Library: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/collections/librarytogo.asp

Ventura County Library: https://www.vencolibrary.org/news/your-elibrary-students-best-ally

We are proud to provide you the digital offerings we have available and continue to develop more and more options for connecting you with audio books for visually impaired, and other digital content offerings in the future.

Thanks for reading!

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