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Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a great reading alternative.  They can be really fun if you have a lot to do and can’t sit down to read a book.  You can listen to books on CD during drives or listen to a Playaway while you mow the lawn or go for a run.  You can even download audiobooks to listen to on your iPod or computer.  You can listen to an audiobook while doing almost anything. 

Books on CD

Burned CD coverSearch through our catalog to find lots of books on CD.  Do an advanced search in the catalog to search for books on CD just for teens.  Simply set the library to “LeRoy  - Woodward Memorial Library” and the location to “YA Compact Disc.”  Or search the entire NIOGA system by library set to “ALL”.

 

Playaways

playawaysPlayaways are small units that come preloaded with an audiobook.  A Playaway is kind of like an iPod that will only play the book that is already loaded onto it.  It’s very easy to turn up the volume, slow down or speed up the narrator’s voice, pause, skip ahead or go back.  If you don’t have your own mp3 player and don’t want to lug around a portable CD player, then Playaways are definitely something to check out. 

Browse our selection of playaways.   

Downloadable Audiobooks

The Library has a great number of audiobooks available to download.  All you need is your library card number and PIN to log in and get started.  You can search the guide to see if your computer or mp3 player will work with the available audiobooks.
Downloading an audiobook from Overdrive is great because the books automatically return themselves!  That means you’ll never have a late fee.   You’ll get 14 days to listen to your audiobook before it becomes unavailable.

In order to access and use our digital audiobook library in Overdrive, you will need:

1.  a valid library card
2.  internet access
3.  free software (Overdrive Media Software or Adobe Digital Editions)
4.  check out the Quick Start Guide if you need more help

eBooks

What is an eBook?  An eBook is an electronic copy of a book that you can read on your computer or a hand held device (such as a Kindle, Nook, iPod, or smartphone).

eBooks can be downloaded for free using the Library’s digital library.  The books can be checked out for 14 days and will be returned automatically.  This means your eBooks can never be late!  Find out if your device will work by searching the guide of devices.

In order to access and use our digital audiobook library in Overdrive, you will need:

1.  a valid library card
2.  internet access
3.  free software (Overdrive Media Software or Adobe Digital Editions)
4.  check out the Quick Start Guide if you need more help

 


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