Downloading Audiobooks from the Free LibraryBy Jamie W. Wed, December 19, 2012
The Free Library of Philadelphia offers a large number of downloadable audiobooks in our Overdrive, OneClick Digital, and Hoopla collections. 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.
Oneclick Digital makes this process simple by converting formats for you behind the scenes (OneClick Digital Help and FAQs), but when using Overdrive you need to be sure you're checking out the correct format audiobook.
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. [UPDATE: Overdrive now offers MP3 and streaming audio formats only, these are compatible with most mainstream devices and computers]
If you would like to download audiobooks to your computer 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 or Mac. You will then go to our Overdrive collection to search for, checkout, and download your audiobook. Once you download the audiobook, it will open in OMC and you can listen to it on your computer 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 a mobile device or MP3 player.
For more help and information on downloadable audiobooks see the comprehensive selection of audiobook articles and tips over at Overdrive's Help page.
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