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Digital Audio Book Downloads

Using the Overdrive Download StationHere's some great news for folks who like to listen to their books. You can now download mp3 audio books from the comfort of your own home through an exciting new Digital Download service available at the Chelmsford Public Library's website. Once you've downloaded the book you may then listen to it on your personal computer or on an MP3 player. Most books can even be burned to CDs. All that's needed is a valid Chelmsford (or MVLC) library card and access to the internet; you will be prompted to install Overdrive's free media console.

For more information on using Overdrive through the Library, come to our Downloadable Audio Book Workshop on Oct. 18!

Or, stop into the library for a demonstration - the Reference Department now has a download station set up in the library, where you can download right to your mp3 player. This is great for people with no computer at home, or those with slow connections or Macs.

Thursday, October 12th, 2006 at 12:09 am and is filed under Computer, Overdrive, Programs.

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2 Responses to “Digital Audio Book Downloads”

  1. Andy Silnsh Says:
    January 9th, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    The Empire Falls does not seem to be available for download. Is that true, or is that I just not looking in the right place.

  2. Brian Herzog, Head of Reference Says:
    January 11th, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Unfortunately, Empire Falls is not a title in the Overdrive library, so, we can't offer it for downloading. However, in addition to various print versions, it is available both as an audio book on cassette tape and CD, and a new format we're trying called Playaway.

    The Playaway format is an mp3 player with Empire Falls already loaded on it. Patrons can check out the Playaway player from the library like any other audio book, but not have to worry about swapping CDs or tapes - the entire book is contained on one small device.

    If you have any questions about this format or the Chelmsford One Book program in general, please let us know.

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