Central Virginia Regional Library

Audiobooks

audiobooksLibrary users can get access to a variety of audiobooks using two services, OverDrive and the Library of Virginia’s OneClickDigital collection. Audiobooks can be downloaded and transferred to a portable device such as an iPod or MP3 player. Audiobooks are a great option for long commutes or while doing something around the house.

 

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The library offers thousands of eBooks and digital audiobooks through OverDrive. OverDrive is convenient and easy to use, allowing you to access eBooks and digital audiobooks from your computer, dedicated eReader, tablet, smartphone, or other devices.

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The Basics

  • Digital audiobooks check out for 7, 14 or 21 days. You can change your default checkout period.
  • Users can have 5 digital audiobooks checked out at one time. Many digital audiobooks can be returned early if needed.
  • Users will never receive late fees – the files automatically stop working at the end of their checkout period, and/or the user can simply delete them at or before the end of the checkout period.
  • Digital audiobooks can only be checked out to one person at a time. Therefore some items may be unavailable and users will need to place a hold.
  • Digital audiobooks work almost exactly the same as ebooks with OverDrive. The only difference is that on a computer you will use a different software, OverDrive Media Console, to listen to audiobooks or transfer them to an MP3 player.

oneclickThe Library of Virginia provides access to audiobooks through their OneClickDigital service. While this service is provided by the State, any library user has access.

 

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The Basics

  • Users get unlimited checkouts.
  • Audiobooks can be checked out up to 21 days. Users select any checkout period from 1-21 days and the audiobook returns when the checkout is over.
  • Users can return audiobooks early.
  • Users can renew an audiobook if no one else is on hold for it.
  • Users can place up to 10 audiobooks on hold at a time.
  • Holds that come available check out to users automatically. Users will get an email notification.

Instructions for New Users

  • Register for an account using the library’s link, OneClickDigital website.
  • Download the OneClick Media Manager software or the OneClickDigital app for mobile devices.
  • Check out an audiobook from the OneClickDigital website.
  • On a PC or Mac open your OneClickDigital software to begin using the audiobook.
  • On an app capable device, open the OneClickDigital app to begin using the audiobook.

Instructions for Returning Users

  • Go to the OneClickDigital website.
  • Browse for and check out an audiobook.
  • Open your OneClickDigital software to begin using the audiobook or transfer it to an MP3 player.
  • On an app capable device, open the OneClickDigital app to begin using the audiobook.

 

 

 

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