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How do I register for the NLS BARD service and enable my Stream to play NLS books? Article

How do I register for the NLS BARD service and enable my Stream to play NLS books?
A. There are 3 steps to register to the NLS BARD service and authorize your Victor Reader Stream to play NLS books and magazines.

Step 1 – Apply Online at the NLS BARD web site.

Access to the BARD website is restricted to eligible readers. You require a login id and password to use the BARD service. To apply for your username and password visit:

https://nlsbard.loc.gov/

Select the link for the BARD application instructions which explain the criteria for participation. If you qualify, select the link to the BARD application form. Fill out this enrollment application completely and after activating the submit button the following page will offer a link to choose your player. Activate this link and select the Victor Reader Stream from the resulting list of players. If you are approved to participate, NLS will send you an e-mail message with your BARD site username and password. If there is a problem, you will receive a message explaining the problem. Note: If you forget to select the Victor Reader Stream when applying you can still go back later after NLS approves your application. Simply log in to the BARD site with your new username and password and then select Account Settings to register your Victor Reader Stream.

Please note that your enrollment information will be shared with the National Library Service, Library of Congress and HumanWare.

Step 2- HumanWare will contact you

Once you have registered your Victor Reader Stream with NLS, NLS will notify HumanWare. HumanWare will then contact you by email with a link to a HumanWare web form where you will need to supply your Stream’s serial number to authorize it to play NLS books. Please do not try to complete the HumanWare web form until you receive our email as we cannot process your request in advance.

Step 3 – Sending the NLS Authorization Key to You

After you complete the HumanWare web form, HumanWare will respond within 2 working days with a second email. Attached to this email will be an NLS authorization key file to install on your Stream. The email will contain the installation instructions. After you install the key file, you will be able to play NLS downloaded digital talking books and magazines as well as digital book cartridges.

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