How to Guides

If you are unsure how to access our catalogues, please download one of the four how to guides via the links below. If you are not yet a member of SALB, please first register here.

Links to Catalogues


We have two types of digital catalogues for our library members which can be accessed on our website. If you are not a member of SALB you can register as a member here. If you are unsure of your membership status or login credentials or if you have any questions please contact us.

Additional Information About Our Catalogues

Visually Impaired Online Public Access Catalogue is the online electronic library catalogue of the South African Library for the Blind which allows search for reading material through author, title or subject. (Screen reader friendly)

It does allow for search via author, title or subject but it is a much simpler way to search and is screen reader friendly.

An audio library catalogue which is powered by ‘Overdrive’. Members can browse all titles, but download or listen online only to titles which have been purchased by the SALB for a loan period of two weeks.