SHELF (SHared ELectronic Files)
SHELF is up and running. What is SHELF, you are probably asking? Basically it is BARD
for locally recorded books. Via SHELF you can access books recorded at CTBL and from
many other states. Currently books from Idaho, Massachusetts and Missouri are available
in our database. Over time we hope other states will join as well, expanding access to this
How do you access this collection of books? First you sign into the online catalog using your
patron ID# and your password. Then search the catalog or click the CTBL SHELF link on the left
side of the screen to browse the books. Once you find a book that interests you, scroll to the
bottom of the screen, find the download link and click it. From then on all the same steps you
use with BARD will apply. You will have to unzip the file and transfer to a cartridge to listen
to the book.
If you do not download books, you may request a title by calling the library and speaking
with a reader advisor.
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