Digital Media Spotlight | New Audiobooks for Holiday Travels

By Peter SM Fri, November 22, 2019

It's getting close to being "the most wonderful time of the year", or, if you have to travel far and wide—over the river and through the woods even—you may need some help getting to where you need to be for those holiday celebrations with family and friends. What better way to while away that travel time on the highways and byways, buses and subways, then with an audiobook?

Lucky for you the Free Library has three dedicated digital media services you can access—for free—that are full of streamable and downloadable audiobooks!

Your first stop for audiobooks (and ebooks, print books, DVDs, and pretty much anything else) should always be our online catalog. Each of the following digital content platforms offer their own mobile app and website. Once you find the item you want to checkout from our catalog, you can then follow the link to that particular digital platform to listen to your audiobook. Now let's rundown each service and its features:
 

Overdrive
Media Formats: Streaming and Downloads
Checkouts and Holds: You can checkout 6 audiobooks at a time and have up to 10 titles on hold. Loan periods for audiobooks range from 7 to 21 days.
Available Apps: iOS, Android, Chrome, Amazon. Overdrive has also rolled out a brand new app specifically for audiobooks and ebooks—Meet Libby!


Recently suggested titles from Overdrive include Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell, and legendary singer-songwriter Elton John's biography, Me.

 

Hoopla
Media Formats: Streaming and Downloads
Checkouts and Holds: You can checkout 4 items a month, with no holds, all content is available on-demand (woo hoo!). Loan periods for audiobooks are up to 21 days.
Available Apps: iOS, Android, Amazon


Recently recommended titles from Hoopla include Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez, Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater, Be Calm by Jill P. Weber, PhD, The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri, and The Lady From the Black Lagoon by Mallory O'Meara.
 

RBdigital
Media Formats: Streaming and Downloads
Checkouts and Holds: You can checkout 6 audiobooks at a time and have up to 6 titles on hold. Loan periods for audiobooks are up to 21 days.
Available Apps: iOS, Android, Amazon

New audiobook titles from RBdigital include Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow, Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout, American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson, The Institute by Stephen King, and Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King.


Don't want to deal with streaming or downloading audiobook content and would rather have something more tangible to hold on to and listen to? Go old school and search in our catalog for audiobooks on CD and cassette!
 

Podcasts
And last but certainly not least, we'd be remiss if we also didn't suggest these other audio treats for you to listen to—our archive of over 1800 Author Events podcasts!


A library card number and PIN are always required to use our digital media, unless otherwise noted.

Visit our Digital Media Portal today for more audiobooks, as well as ebooks, streaming music, movies, and more!

Here's to safe and entertaining travels this holiday season!

Enjoy your holiday travels with an audiobook!
Enjoy your holiday travels with an audiobook!
Stream or download an audiobook today!
Stream or download an audiobook today!
Listen to bestselling audiobooks through Overdrive, Hoopla, or RBdigital!
Listen to bestselling audiobooks through Overdrive, Hoopla, or RBdigital!

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