Audio Bible on Talking Book Player


The digital Talking Book Player is provided by the The Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind.  We don’t provide the players, but we do provide the Audio Bible that works in this player.  You can learn more about these players at

We provide a free cartridge with the Audio Bible, to individuals, for these players.  These cartridges are provided free of any charge.

Recipients must already have the Digital Talking Book player from the Library prior to requesting a free Audio Bible on Digital Cartridge.

This Audio Bible Cartridge is for you to keep and you never have to return it to anyone! 

We DO NOT provide the player. We only provide ONE free cartridge per person to individuals that ALREADY have this player.  Additional cartridges can be obtained for a donation of $10 each.

How to order

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Download Library

If you are a BARD user, Contact us to request access to our Download Library with links to the Files you can download, unzip, and move to your own cartridge, usb flashdrive, or SD Memory. (advanced individuals only, no professionals)

Download Library


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Request on a locked USB Flash Drive.

This must be for individuals that are capable of plugging a flash drive correctly into the side usb port of their Talking Book Player and know how to use Bookshelf mode.

USB Flash Drives are able to hold more Bibles and Bible Studies on a single drive vs a smaller NLS cartridge.  This is ideal for advanced users that want more resources.

These free USB Flash Drives will be in lieu of a free cartridge.  There could be costs for those who’ve already received a NLS cartridge or USB Flash Drive and are requesting another for any reason.  Locked means this USB drive is protected and cannot be formatted or deleted for any other use.

Request USB Flash Drive

Audio Bibles Available for Digital Talking Book (English):

  • KJV – King James Version
  • NKJV – New King James Version
  • NIV – New International Version
  • NASB – New American Standard Bible
  • AMP – The Amplified Bible
  • WEB – World English Bible
  • ESV – English Standard Version (Dramatized)
  • NRSV – New Revised Standard Version (Dramatized)
  • ICB/NCV – International Children’s Bible/New Century Version
  • Spanish Old & New Testament Reina Valera 1909
  • Spanish Old & New Testament Reina Valera 2000

Advanced Audio Bibles Available [for DA1 model Advanced Digital Talking Book]:

Advanced titles require the Advanced Digital Talking Book Player (model DA1) and are able to navigate by Testament, Book, Chapter, & Verse with verse numbers announced.  Also works in most DAISY players including Victor Reader, and BookPort devices when requested on DAISY DVD or SD MEMORY. If you are not sure if you have the DA1 Advanced player, please read the Navigation section below which covers the differences between the standard DS1 and DA1 Talking Book Players.

  • KJV – King James Version
  • NKJV – New King James Version
  • NIV – New International Version

Other Titles also available for Digital Talking Book:

These can be loaded on a separate NLS Cartridge or added to your Audio Bible cartridge using Bookshelf mode.

  • John MacArthur Bible Messages (vol. 1) – John MacArthur of Grace to You Radio – 18 Titles with over 110 hours of listening time on a single NLS Digital Talking Book Cartridge.
  • Daily Readings from the Life of Christ – 365 day devotional written by John MacAurthur
  • Mini Bible College – A comprehensive study of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation. Written by Dick Woodward
  • Thru The Bible – by J. Vernon
  • Discovering the Old Testament – Bible Survey. Summary of each book in the Old Testament. By Rev. Lloyd Fesmire.
  • Basic Bible Truths – Dr. Mariano DiGangi study of the Colossians.
  • Charles H. Spurgeon Sermons – Narrated by Charles Koelsch
  • Believers Hymns: Glory to Thee (instrumental piano & violin)
  • Faith to Grow On – Children’s Devotional.
  • Anthony T. Rossi, Christian & Entrepreneur – The Story of the Founder of Tropicana & Bible Alliance (Aurora Ministries).
  • Spanish Bible Messages – Various Bible Messages in Spanish by Samuel Montoya.

Other Non-English Languages Available for Digital Talking Book:

  • Afrikaans NT
  • Arabic NT
  • Bulgarian NT
  • Czech NT
  • Farsi NT
  • Finnish NT
  • French OT & NT
  • German OT & NT
  • Greek NT
  • Haitian Creole NT
  • Hebrew OT & NT
  • Hindi NT
  • Hungarian NT
  • Italian NT
  • Mandarin Chinese OT & NT
  • Navajo NT
  • Polish NT
  • Portuguese NT
  • Romanian NT
  • Russian OT & NT
  • Slovak NT
  • Ukrainian NT
  • Urdu NT



Add-ons for NLS Talking Book can be ordered on the request form for cartridges or by going to our online store.

Instructions for Digital Talking Book Audio Bibles:

Bookshelf Mode

Bookshelf mode is used when loading multiple versions, languages or titles on a single cartridge. Accessing bookshelf mode allows you to select from the list of recordings on your cartridge. When you insert your cartridge it will announce to you “two books found” for two titles, “three books found” for three titles” and so on. Bookshelf mode is available on both the DS1 and DA1 players.

You can toggle between each of these titles and select which title you wish to hear by accessing your players “bookshelf mode.”

How to access Bookshelf mode: You simply hold the PLAY button for five (5) seconds. The player will say “Bookshelf.” Use the FAST-FORWARD/REWIND buttons to move forward and back by title. The player will announce the book titles as you scroll through all of the recordings on your cartridge. Press the PLAY button on the title you want to begin listening.

What does DS1 and DA1 Model Players mean?

The DS1 model player is the “standard” Digital Talking Book player. This model is the most common player provided by the Library Service. Its simple to use, but has fewer buttons and navigation control.

The DA1 is the “Advanced” Digital Talking Book player. This model of player look almost identical to the DS1, except it has FIVE extra buttons not included on the DS1 model player. While it is also simple to use, there is often a small learning curve to understand how to use these extra buttons in order to unlock special navigation features that are programmed in most cartridges.

Which model do I have?

The first is by the reading the sticker located on the back of the player, just above the power cord holder. If the model says DS1, you have the “standard” model, which is the most common player sent by the LOC (Library of Congress). If the model says DA1, you have the “advanced” model.

The second way to tell which model you have is if you have a row of buttons titled (from left to right) “Info”, “Prev”, “Menu”, “Next” & “Mark”. These buttons run horizontally under the speaker of the player.

The third way is by taking out any cartridges in your player, turn it on, then press the “Sleep” button 10 times quickly and the player will announce to you the serial number and model number of your player.


DTB300-150x150The DS1 only has navigation by using the FF (fast forward) button. This model can only skip by Books of the Bible.

The longer you hold this button down, the more time it will skip by. If you hold it down until the player says “skip by Book”, it will start beeping. Each beep is a new book. Let go and it will tell you which book you have jumped to.



DTB-DA1 (1)The DA1 has additional buttons that allow the user to skip by Testament, Book, and Chapter. Press the “Menu” button to hear what level of navigation your player is currently set to. Each time you press the menu button it will change to a different navigation level.

Once you set the menu button to the desired navigation, press the “previous” button” (shaped like a left arrow) to go backwards or the “next: button (shaped like a right arrow) to go forwards.

Our advanced Audio Bibles with Verse navigation programming, pressing the “Menu” button to “phrase jump” to navigate by verse with the verse numbers narrated for you.

If you have a DS1, but wish you had a DA1 to allow for easier navigation, you will need to contact your local library or with the facility/individual that helped you get qualified for your Digital Talking Book player and ask them if they can help you swap your DS1 for a DA1.