Downloadable Audiobooks

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Hoopla Audiobooks

Want to listen to audiobooks all day? Try Hoopla Audiobooks! You'll get your best pick at the click of a button.

Hoopla is cloud-based, this means that you can browse and borrow a title via a web browser, then begin listening to that same title on a tablet, and finish listening to it in the car on a smartphone.

You can access hoopla audiobooks through Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers. You can also download the hoopla app for your Android or Apple iOS device; just point your device's browser to

No need to place a hold! Hoopla audiobook titles are always available and check out for 21 days. You can checkout 15 hoopla titles (audiobook, music album, movie, television episode) per month.

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OverDrive Audiobooks

Browse downloadable audiobooks at OverDrive! Check out and download best selling titles to your PC or Mac, then transfer to a portable device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere. Select OverDrive downloadable audiobooks are compatible with iPods. Find audiobooks for your children as well with the OverDrive Kids eReading Room collection.

You can also download and install the OverDrive Media Console App on your mobile device to download and listen to OverDrive audiobooks on the go! The app is compatible with some Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices. Use it in conjunction with the mobile version of the OverDrive site to find, check out, and download audiobooks, all through your phone!

Please note, if you are having trouble transferring a WMA audiobook to your iOS device, please download and install the latest version of the OverDrive Media Console and iTunes. View additional information.

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OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Your ultimate audiobook listening pleasure is just "OneClickdigital" away. The OneClickdigital Audiobook collection, provided by Recorded Books, offers both fiction and nonfiction titles. Browse, checkout, download, and listen through your PC or transfer to a portable device. Use the Advanced Search or find titles by browsing the Newly Added, Featured, or What's Popular sections. You can save your book searches, rate titles, and share what you're listening to through Facebook and Twitter.

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Audiobook Comparison Chart

Find which resource is best for your audiobook downloading needs:





Do I need to set up an account with the vendor? No Yes Yes
Am I able to place holds? Yes – limit 10; select titles always available Yes - limit 10; select titles always available Titles are always available
What’s the checkout period? 7, 14, or 21 days From 1-21 days, your choice 21 days
Can I renew titles? Yes. Renewing puts you in line to borrow it again. Yes, one time for up to 21 days if no holds are on the title. No, you can re-checkout the item.
How many items can I have checked out? 20 10 10
Can I download the audiobook in parts? Yes Yes No
Can I download titles directly through my mobile device? Yes, if you are downloading OverDrive MP3 audiobooks using the OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry, or iPhone. Yes, using the OneClickdigital app, available for both iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android OS devices. Yes, using the hoopla app, available for iOS and Android.
Can I return titles early? Yes, with the OverDrive Media Console app v2.4, or later, for iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7. Yes Yes





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Downloadable Audiobooks in the Catalog

In addition to browsing OneClickdigital, OverDrive, and hoopla, you can find downloadable audiobooks by searching the OCLS catalog. Just select Material Type "Downloadable Audio Book" from the Advanced Search screen and go!

Explore the categories below to view a sampling of the types of downloadable audiobooks available from both OverDrive and OneClickdigital through a catalog search:



Classics   Biographies & Memoirs
Fantasy   Business
Historical Fiction   Health & Exercise
Mystery   History
Romance   Holy Bible
Science Fiction   Humor
Suspense   Inspirational
Westerns   Science
Young Adult   Travel

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