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November 24, 2014

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E-books & Downloads : Audiobooks

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Getting Started with Audiobooks

audiobooksOverDrive Audiobook Collection

 

 

Read these overviews to get started:

 

Windows PC

Audiobook Instructions for Windows PCpdf

Audiobook formats: MP3 and WMA

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console to your computeropens in a new window 
  2. In Internet Explorer, perform the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade opens in a new window
  3. Log into your library account
  4. Find an audiobook you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Click on the Download button and choose the WMA or MP3 format. The book will download to the OverDrive Media Console
  6. Transfer to an approved device opens in a new window, by plugging your device into your computer via its USB cable, and clicking on the Transfer button in the OverDrive Media Console

Note: You cannot return WMA audiobooks early. MP3 audiobooks can be returned early from the OverDrive Media Console

 

Mac computer

Audiobook Instructions for Mac Computerpdf

Audiobook formats: MP3 only; WMA not supported

  1. Download the OverDrive Media Console to your computeropens in a new window 
  2. Log into your library account
  3. Find an audiobook you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  4. Click on the Download button and choose the MP3 format. The book will download to the OverDrive Media Console
  5. Transfer to an approved deviceopens in a new window, by plugging your device into your computer via its USB cable, and clicking on the Transfer button in the OverDrive Media Console

Note: You cannot return MP3 audiobooks early on a Mac computer

 

iPad, iPhone, iPos Touch

OverDrive App Instructions for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch pdf

Audiobook format: MP3

  1. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive accountopens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the MP3 format
  6. Audiobooks download directly to the app's "Bookshelf" via Wi-Fi

Note: Return audiobooks early from the OverDrive app

 

Android

OverDrive App Instructions for Android pdf

Audiobook format: MP3

Use for Android tablets including Kindle Fire, Nook HD, and Kobo Arc

  1. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive accountopens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the MP3 format
  6. Audiobooks download directly to the app's "Bookshelf" via Wi-Fi

Note: Return audiobooks early from the OverDrive app

 

OverDrive App Instructions for Windows Surface and Windows Phonepdf

E-book format: MP3

  1. Install the OverDrive app to your device opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive account opens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the EPUB format
  6. E-books download directly to the app's "Bookshelf" via Wi-Fi

Note: Return e-books early from the OverDrive app

 

 

OverDrive - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return MP3 audiobooks early from mobile app and PC
  • No overdue fines
  • Transferable to iPhone/iPad/iPod and other Compatible Devicesopens in a new window

 

Browse the OverDrive collection opens in a new window

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