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MP3 Audiobooks Available

   Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

MP3 downloadable audiobook announcementStarting on Dec. 1st, 2008, Chelmsford patrons can now download audiobooks in MP3 format.

For over a year, the Library has offered downloadable audiobooks through our Overdrive subscription, which we share with other MVLC libraries. However, until now, these audiobooks were only available to people with Windows-based computers, and they could not be played on iPods.

But now, we're very happy to offer audiobooks in MP3 format, which is compatible with iPods and many other popular MP3 players and cell phones. Also, Overdrive has released a new version of the Media Console that runs on Mac computers.

Searching for and downloading the new MP3 format audiobooks is the same as the previous formats, so if you've used Overdrive before you should have no problem. The format of the audiobook is displayed in each audiobook's search record (displayed below), along with what kind of devices on which that audiobook can be played.

Overdrive search listing

If you'd like more information about using the new MP3 audiobooks, check out the Dec. 2008 issue of the MVLC newsletter [pdf]. If you have questions about MP3 audiobooks or need assistance using Overdrive, please contact the Reference Desk.

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Changes to our Overdrive Downloadable Audio Books Service

   Thursday, February 21st, 2008 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Digital Audiobooks Downloads with OverdriveIn response to comments from our patrons, the libraries of the MVLC Consortium recently voted to change a few of the borrowing policies for downloadable audio books from our Overdrive library. The new policies are:

  • Books are now checked out for 14 days (instead of just 7)
  • Patrons can now check out up to 5 items at a time (instead of just 3)

The rest of our downloadable audio book policies have not changed. You can browse for and download these books from http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com.

For assistance with searching or downloading audio books from Overdrive, please contact the Reference Desk.

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New Titles Added to Overdrive

   Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Digital Audiobooks Downloads with OverdriveA new selection of downloadable audiobooks have been added to Overdrive. To review or download them, go to http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com and click on "New Titles" from the menu on the left side of the page.

For assistance with searching or downloading audiobooks from Overdrive, please contact the Reference Desk.

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New Downloadable Audiobook Titles and Features

   Friday, May 18th, 2007 - by: Brian Herzog, Head of Reference

Digital Audiobook Downloads logoA few updates have been made recently to our downloadable audiobook library.

Patrons can now click to browse by two new subject categories, "Historical Fiction" and "Literary Fiction." Also, over 150 new titles have been added in the last few months, bringing our total downloadable audiobook library up to almost 600.

To log into this service, go to http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com, or look for the logo above on the library's homepage.

Funding for these digital audiobooks is provided by both the Chelmsford Library and the Merrimac Valley Library Consortium, and we use the Overdrive service. If you have any questions or need help with this service, please contact the Reference Desk.
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