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BARD Password Reset

For people using the BARD Mobile app on a smartphone or tablet.

  • smartphones showing the BARD Mobile iconThe password for your BARD account CANNOT be reset through the BARD Mobile app.
  • The password reset process can ONLY be completed through the BARD website.
  • Contact the library at 800-452-0292 or talkingbooks.info@state.or.us to say you need your BARD account password reset.
  • Library staff will reset your BARD account password.  When your password is reset your will receive an email with a temporary password and a link to the BARD website.
    • Each temporary password can only be used ONCE.
    • The temporary password is good for one (1) week.
  • Copy the temporary password and click the link in the email to open the BARD website.
  • Enter your email address and the temporary password from the password reset email.
  • Click the LOGIN button.  DO NOT click the "Reset your BARD password here" link.  That link is to start the process; you are already past that step if you have a temporary password.
  • When you log into BARD with a temporary password the system will automatically prompt you create a permanent password.  The requirements for your permanent password are listed at the top of the page.
  • Enter and re-enter a new permanent password that complies with the requirements.
  • Select the Change password button.
  • A message will appear indicating the password setup was successful.
    • If an error message appears, refresh the page.
    • If you are still unable to log into BARD, contact the library.
  • Now you can go back to the BARD Mobile app and log in using your email address as your username and the new permanent password you just successfully created.
  • If you use the BARD Mobile app on multiple devices you will need to log into each one separately.
  • We recommend opening the BARD Mobile app at least once a month to keep your BARD account active.


For people logging into BARD on a computer to download books.

  • computer monitor showing the NLS logoWhen your password is reset your will receive an email with a temporary password and a link to the BARD website.
    • Each temporary password can only be used ONCE.
    • The temporary password is good for one (1) week.
  • Copy the temporary password and click the link in the email to open the BARD website.
  • Enter your email address and the temporary password from the password reset email.
  • Click the LOGIN button.  DO NOT click the "Reset your BARD password here" link.  That link is to start the process; you are already past that step if you have a temporary password.
  • When you log into BARD with a temporary password the system will automatically prompt you create a permanent password.  The requirements for your permanent password are listed at the top of the page.
  • Enter and re-enter a new permanent password that complies with the requirements.
  • Select the Change password button to complete the process.
  • A message will appear indicating the password setup was successful.
    • If an error message appears, refresh the page.
    • If you are still unable to log into BARD, contact the library.
  • We recommend logging into the BARD website at least once a month to keep your BARD account active.  If there is no activity on your BARD account for over 6 months the system will automatically suspend the BARD account.


Video Tutorial

The video below will walk you through the process of resetting your BARD password once you have received the temporary password via email.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at 800-452-0292 or talkingbooks.info@state.or.us.

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