Browse available audiobooks, magazines, and more using our online catalogs. A TBS customer service representative will assist new users in setting up accounts for both the TBS Catalog and the BARD database. After your accounts are created, you can log in to browse titles, place requests, and manage your account.


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TBS Catalog (KLAS)

This Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) allows users to order books from the Idaho Talking Book Service. Anyone may search the catalog, but only those eligible to use the Idaho Talking Book Service can order from it. Additional information and search tips.

Shelf Project

In the TBS catalog, you will find hundreds of books about Idaho and the Pacific Northwest history, geography, and other topics recorded by volunteers at the Talking Book Service.


Search the BARD database for a list of available digital titles that can be downloaded to your computer, tablet, or phone. Learn how to download and use the BARD mobile app and BARD Express.

Special Collections


TBS patrons can request audio or braille magazines. Choose from a list of more than 70 titles on a variety of topics.

Audio Magazine Request Form

Braille Magazine Request Form

Kids Zone

A collection of audio and braille books geared toward patrons in preschool through grade 8.


TBS patrons can request a free Newsline account where they can listen to more than 300 daily newspapers from across the U.S., including “The Idaho Statesman” (southwest Idaho), “Post Register” (eastern Idaho), and “The Spokesman-Review” (northern Idaho).

Contact TBS to set up your free Newsline account

Foreign Language Materials

The Idaho Talking Book Service is proud to offer titles in many languages through the Marrakesh Treaty. The Marrakesh Treaty provides for the exchange of accessible-format books across international borders by organizations that serve people who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled. For more information on available titles and languages, please contact a customer service representative at 208-334-2150 or [email protected].

Other Resources

Access to the following fee-based resources is not part of the Talking Book Service, but these resources provide additional sources and types of reading materials.

Titles from these resources will play on the Talking Book Digital player with a free User Authorization Key (UAK) provided by the vendor.


More than 150,000 digital books, textbooks, newspapers and magazines available for download and accessible in multiple formats. No access fees for students of all ages.

Learning Ally

Approximately 5,000 audio textbooks and literature titles downloadable and accessible on mainstream as well as specialized assistive technology devices.

Louis Catalog

Maintained by the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the Louis Database of Accessible Materials contains information on accessible print materials produced by about 160 organizations throughout the United States. Materials are available in braille, large print, audio, and electronic file format. To purchase materials developed by APH, visit ShopAPH.