Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Free Library of Philadelphia


Author Search Tips

Title Search Tips

Word in Title Search Tips

Subject Search Tips

Narrator Search Tips

Can't Find What You Are Searching For?

Important Tips for using our new catalog

Full Tutorial for new OPAC

Welcome to our Online
Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

You can Search the Online Catalog using one of the following options:
Author, Subject, Word in Title, Title, Title ID or Narrator

You may also Order by Book Number, Order from Talking Book Topics or Order from Braille Book Review

Once you have added items into your book bag you may View Book Bag



1) Select only the media in which you are currently receiving materials
2) Speed of delivery is determined by choosing Send Now or Send Later
3) If you are using Internet Explorer, you can jump to a search option using the following shortcut keys:
       ALT + a = Author
       ALT + s = Subject
       ALT + w = Word in Title
       ALT + t = Title
       ALT + b = Book Number
       ALT + n = Narrator

       ALT + o = OK Button
       ALT + c = Clear Button

Search the Catalog

Search by author

Media for Author Search:

Search by subject

Select Subject from List:

Media for Subject Search:

Search by word in title

Media for Title Word Search:

Search by title

Media for Title Search:

Search by book number

Search by narrator

Media for Narrator Search:


Can't Find What You Are Searching For?

Try checking Voyager, the catalog of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Or e-mail to contact us with your questions. Also, if you are a registered patron with our library, you may want to considering downloading your books and placing them on a flash memory cartridge for use on your our digital player. Visit the BARD website at to apply for the service and / or search for digital books now.