The library has a collection of books in audio or in braille relating to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Audio books are available on digital cartridge as well as available for download from our online catalog, along with other locally recorded books from around the country on SHELF.
These books are available on loan to eligible patrons living in the United States, who are registered with their local National Library Service cooperating library for the blind and are active borrowers from their cooperating library.
Readers may begin service by calling the Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled:
801-715-6789 (Salt Lake City area)
800-662-5540 (toll-free inside Utah)
800-453-4293 (toll-free outside Utah)
LDS Materials Available
There are downloadable audio files of LDS materials such as the scriptures and lesson manuals from the Media Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
All LDS magazines are available on digital cartridge.
All three magazines are included on one cartridge. Each month the cartridge needs to be sent back to the LDS Church, to reload the next month's issues. At the end of the year, you may keep the cartridge that includes all issues of the magazines for that year.
Patrons who receive the LDS Church magazines are also asked to keep their library service active by checking out or downloading at least one book per year from the library, or receiving an additional magazine subscription. Receiving ONLY the LDS magazines does not qualify a patron to continue use of the borrowed NLS player.
To receive LDS magazines on digital cartridge, you may contact LDS Distribution at (800) 537-5971 or visit the Distribution website at store.lds.org or email email@example.com.
Search for LDS Books by Subject
To search for LDS, use the KLAS Catalog. There you may search by keyword, author, title or subject.
Enter the term you want into the “Quick Search Query” box, then click on “Search”.
Entering the letters “LDS” and then searching will bring up all LDS books.
Adding additional words will make your search easier. For example, you might type “LDS faith” or “LDS romance.”
The box on the left side of the screen labelled “Refine Your Search” will help you reduce the number of results. You can limit the books by media (braille, digital book, large print) by clicking on the name of the desired media in the “Format” section at the top of the “Refine Your Search” box. Farther down, the box will include a list of LDS subject headings related to the terms you entered, including the number of titles for each subject heading. Click on a desired subject heading to bring up the list of books. You can then order the books you want online or call the library with your selections.
All audio and braille books are downloadable from the SHELF portion of the website. You must be logged in with your patron number and password to be able to use this download link. If you do not have a password and would like to set one up, please contact the library. To download the book, click on the document link and download the book just as you would on BARD. None of our locally recorded books are available on BARD, but are available through our online catalog.
Locally produced books on digital cartridge
Locally produced titles from our library and other participating libraries around the country are available for download from our Online Catalog on SHELF. To view these download links in our Online Catalog, please use your patron number and password to log into the Online Catalog. If you do not have a password and would like to set one up, please contact the library.
If you would like to receive a monthly list, emailed to you, of new locally recorded titles available in digital cartridge, please contact the library.