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May 30, 2013

NLS audio magazines now on digital cartridge


In the spring of 2013 NLS launched its transition of the magazine program from analog cassettes to digital cartridges. Now all NLS-produced magazines are circulated on digital cartridge, and we hope you enjoy the enhanced sound quality and navigation capabilities. As with books on digital cartridge, the magazines need to be returned to help keep costs down and potentially expand the magazine program. The cartridge loan period for weekly publications is one week after you receive them. The cartridge loan period for monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly publications is one month after you receive them. Please treat magazine cartridges the same as book cartridges; read your publications, return the cartridge to the red container, flip the mailing card on the container, and place it with your outgoing mail. Timely reading and returning of magazine cartridges will help NLS continue to provide the high-quality audio-magazine program you have enjoyed.

In some cases you may receive a magazine cartridge that has more than one magazine on it. The NLS digital talking-book player is equipped with a bookshelf feature to assist you in navigating your digital cartridge. To activate the bookshelf feature, press and hold the green, rectangular Play/Stop button on your player until you hear a beep. Complete audio instructions for using the bookshelf feature are included on all cartridges that contain more than one magazine issue. Keep in mind that any magazine cartridge that has a monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly publication on it—even if it also has a weekly publication on it—will have a loan period of one month after you receive it.

Enjoy your audio magazines but please remember to return them promptly.  If you have three overdue magazine cartridges, your magazine service will be stopped until they are returned.  We appreciate your help in getting the cartridges back to the publisher within the allotted time so the cartridges can be reused for new magazines and sent out again.


magazine container and cartridge


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