Kindly note that the user barcode and password/pin provided to you by the SALB is to be used to login to all the below platforms.
As of May 1 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued, for iOS, Android, and Windows 8/10. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, our newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines.
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.
- How to use VIOPAC to download audiobooks on a Windows computer (updated 14 March 2023)
- How to use Libby App to download audiobooks on a Android phone (updated 14 March 2023)
- How to use Envoy Connect to listen to Audiobooks (updated 14 March 2023)
- How to use PressReader App to read magazines and newspapers on a Android phone (updated 14 March 2023)
- How to use PressReader App to read magazines and newspapers on a Windows computer (updated 14 March 2023)
YouTube How to Guides
Links to Catalogues
We have three 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 an online electronic library catalogue offered to members by the South African Library for the Blind which is screen reader friendly.
The catalogue allows members to be able to search for titles using author, title or subject which affords members a much simpler way to search for reading material.
An audio library catalogue which is powered by ‘Overdrive’ which allows members to search/browse all titles with ease.
Members can loan audio books for a period of two weeks and these can be download or listened to online at leisure.
PressReader is a digital newspaper distribution and technology channel distributing over 7000 digital newspapers and magazines from around the globe. Our members will get access to some of the world's top publications as soon as they're available on shelves. For your access, the SALB subscription helps support the production of quality journalism, both internationally and locally.