WebOpac is directly tied to the MTBL internal collection of available physical books, as well as a direct link to downloadable books from BARD. Search features include both basic and advanced search options.In addition, a member of MTBL can request books be added to their personal profile just by logging in to WebOpac with their personal MT1A ID and pin number. To obtain a personal ID and pin number, either email
mtbl@mt .gov and ask for a WebOpac account, or call 1-800-332-3400 and ask to speak to your Readers' Advisor.
Ordering books on WebOpac to be added to the Patron Request List
WebOpac offers options to first search the catalog, find the results, log in and add to the patron book basket; or, first log in, search the catalog and then add the search results to the book basket. Requests are honored on a first come, first serve basis, being mailed via USPS the next business day.
Downloading books from WebOpac
Upon receiving search results, open the book title link, find "Document Link" andopen the "Downloadable talking book" link. This will guide you directly to the BARD website to log in and download the book. Once logged in to BARD, the book will immediately start downloading. Be ready to direct the download to either your device, a thumb drive, or a designated folder in your computer.
Search WebOpac by opening the following link
: WEBOPAC National Library Service (NLS) Catalogs
Quick Search is a text-only version of the NLS Catalog. To search for a book on Quick Search, open the following link:
Voyager is a graphic version of the NLS Catalog. To search for a book on Voyager, open the following link:
Talking Book Topics
The National Library Service (NLS) publishes a bimonthly catalog of newly recorded NLS audiobooks titled "Talking Book Topics". Contact your Readers' Advisor to subscribe to a large print subscription, or view the latest TBT on the NLS website, https://www.loc.gov/nls/tbt/. MTBL Recording Studio Catalog
MTBL's in-house Recording Studio records local interest books by Montana authors or about Montana history.
Contact your Reader's Advisor to order any of these titles. Or download and mail the order form below (remember to include your name on the order form!).
MTBL Catalog - Fiction
MTBL Catalog - Non-Fiction
MTBL Catalog Order Form