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Nov 25

NovemBARD: Updates & Wrap-up

Posted on November 25, 2020 at 8:31 AM by Maggie Witte

This is the last post in our NovemBARD blog series. As we wrap up, we want to share some updates made in the past many months.

One of the greatest changes: you can now subscribe to a book series. There are so many series that are ongoing, such as Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, James Patterson’s Alex Cross, David Baldacci’s Amos Decker, and more, that subscribing to a series is a real boon. When you subscribe to a series, BARD will automatically add any new books to your wish list. With a series subscription, you no longer need worry about missing the next book in the series. You can adjust your preferences to be notified by email when the new book in added or you can leave it set for the default to not receive notifications. Magazine subscriptions work the same. Subscribing to a series or magazine can be done in any of the BARD applications, website, BARD Express, or BARD Mobile.

Another change made affects the location of everything related to your BARD account. On the BARD main page, one of the headings is “My BARD”. The links to your wish list, previous downloads, subscriptions, and account settings can now be found under this one heading. Previously, the account settings link used to be under Additional Links, making it hard to find. By centralizing the location of all these links under one heading, it makes it easier to make changes to your account. This update only affects the BARD website.

And with that, we close out our NovemBARD blog series. Just a reminder, we recommend BARD because:
  • it opens the entire collection to patrons with access to BARD only books and locally produced books and.
  • enables patrons to get books quicker and safer with no waiting for the mail
We hope this blog series has demonstrated why we so highly recommend BARD and has encouraged you to sign up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone 1-800-362-0699 or email