The Free Library of Philadelphia offers a large number of downloadable audiobooks in our Overdrive collection. Downloading audiobooks is simple, but the process you will use and the audiobook formats available to you depends upon the type of computer or device you have.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire, or other mobile device that can play MP3 files, go to your app store -- whether it's the iTunes Store, Google Play, the Nook Store, the Kindle App Store, or elsewhere -- and add the free Overdrive Media Console (OMC) App to your device.
From within the OMC app you will be able to search for, checkout, download, and listen to audiobooks. Please note that you are restricted to MP3 format audiobooks with mobile devices.
If you would like to download audiobooks to your PC and listen to them through your computer or transfer them to an portable MP3 player such as an iPod, simply download Overdrive Media Console (OMC) software to your PC. You will then go to our Overdrive collection on your PC to search for, checkout, and download your audiobook in either MP3 or WMA file format. Once you download the audiobook, it will open in OMC and you can listen to it on your PC or use OMC's transfer feature to send it your portable music player. Find specific instructions on how to transfer audiobooks from your PC to an Apple iPod here.
The process is the same if you have a Mac computer at home. However, on a Mac, you are not able to checkout WMA format audiobooks, only MP3. Find specific instructions on how to transfer MP3 audiobooks from a Mac to an Apple iPod here.
For more help and information on downloadable audiobooks see the comprehensive selection of audiobook articles and tips over at Overdrive's Help page.