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Old 08-30-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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Public Library Audiobooks

Public Libraries are a great source for "free" audiobooks. OverDrive is the primary source for audiobooks, but there are other sources. More and more, libraries are either supplementing their collections with these other sources or relying on them completely. OverDrive is by far the best and has the most extensive collection; but unfortunately, they're also the most expensive. That expense is the reason many libraries are seeking other alternatives.

If you need help setting up an account with your library, borrowing books, or you have any other library related questions, please ask.

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Audiobook Sources for Public Libraries
Top 20 Public Libraries based on OverDrive Audiobook Collections


Libraries that issue Cards to Out-of-State Residents
Reciprocal Borrowing

Many libraries have reciprocal borrowing agreements that allow patrons of one library system to get library cards from other library systems. The benefits of having multiple library cards are expanded selections and potentially shorter wait times.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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There is also a library list in our wiki. EBook Lending Libraries. Most of the libraries listed also have audio books.

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There is also a library list in our wiki. EBook Lending Libraries. Most of the libraries listed also have audio books.

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Thanks. I need to explore the Wiki for audiobook related topics and link them to this forum.
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Thanks. I need to explore the Wiki for audiobook related topics and link them to this forum.
There is a category called category:audio that should have most of them but not this one.
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There is a category called category:audio that should have most of them but not this one.
Thanks; I added that link to my list of things to do.
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This is OverDrive's original blog posting from 22 Jan 2014. Even though it's old news, it's still an unresolved issue. Hopefully, they've made major progress.

UPDATED: OverDrive announces plan for audiobooks to be solely available in MP3 format

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At ALA Midwinter Meeting this weekend, OverDrive will be announcing to library partners that over the coming months, we will take steps to discontinue the sale of audiobooks in the WMA format. With the largest collection of audiobooks from leading publishers in MP3 format for schools and libraries, OverDrive will soon make this the only file format offered for OverDrive digital audiobooks.
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We will soon be communicating the discontinuance of WMA sales, and then at a future date, we will announce when MP3 files will be the only supported format through OverDrive platforms. For libraries and schools that currently have WMA audiobook files in their collection, we will be working with the publishers of those titles to gain permissions to update your inventory to MP3. In the event that some titles are unavailable, an alternate solution will be offered to make up for the lost titles. Be on the lookout for announcements on our blog and from your Collection Development Specialist for a timeline of this process.
Here's the thread we were discussing this issue in:
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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OneClickDigital Service Discontinued

One of my libraries just discontinued one of their audiobook sources. Luckily, it wasn't OverDrive. It looks like they're replacing it with Hoopla.

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Dear OneClickDigital Subscriber,

After Sept. 30, 2014, the library is discontinuing OneClickDigital and you will no longer have access to e-books or audiobooks in your account. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Immediately search for e-books and audiobooks in the OverDrive catalog.
  • As of Oct. 1, 2014, find audiobooks in the Hoopla catalog.
I don't consider it a loss, since I never used it. I prefer OverDrive. I've used Hoopla from another library to listen to some Twilight Zone radio plays. I'll have to check out the offerings from this library to see what they have.


edit: further reading shows that this library and one other one also dropped Axis 360 as a source for ebooks. No direct replacement for this service. OverDrive will continue to be available.

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Old 10-02-2014, 05:48 PM   #8
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My two good elibraries (Boston & Philly) have Hoopla, my two lousy ones don't. I've signed up, but have yet to try the offerings.

I like the iOS OverDrive app and was startled recently to discover that the Android OverDrive app (I wanted to listen on my Nexus) doesn't offer the speedplay option that I have on my iPod Touch. Am I missing something? I think almost every listen can benefit from being bumped up a bit. For some, it's the only saving grace!
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Top 20 Public Libraries - Audiobooks --> updated 26 Jul 2015

A great source for free audiobooks is your public library. OverDrive is the primary source for audiobooks and many libraries also use OneClickDigital. Below is a list of public libraries based on their OverDrive Audiobook collections. A similar list for Public Library eBooks is located here. Due to space limitations, this list is being limited to libraries with at least 13,000 audiobooks.


Public Libraries -- 08 Jan -- 26 Jul
  1. Phoenix (AZ) -- 29,036 -- 24,882
  2. US Navy (US) -- 28,531 -- 24,315
  3. Los Ang (CA) -- 23,317 -- 23,989
  4. Seattle (WA) -- 24,628 -- 22,797
  5. Cen Ohio (OH) -- 21,991 -- 20,847
  6. Indy PL (IN) -- 21,976 -- 20,285
  7. King Co (WA) -- 20,850 -- 20,130
  8. ClevNet (OH) -- 20,555 -- 19,047
  9. Lee Co (FL) -- 21,324 -- 18,040
  10. New York (NY) -- 18,289 -- 17,339
  11. Orange (FL) -- 18,933 -- 16,522
  12. Hennepin (MN) -- 18,202 -- 16,172
  13. Tennessee (TN) -- 17,789 -- 15,818
  14. Sno-Isle (WA) -- 16,015 -- 15,618
  15. Nashville (TN) -- 14,129 -- 14,434
  16. Calgary (AB) -- 17,410 -- 14,406
  17. Ohio Dig (OH) -- 14,887 -- 13,893
  18. Spokane (WA) -- 14,448 -- 13,762
  19. Salt Lake (UT) -- 14,384 -- 13,612
  20. Toronto (ON) -- 12,850 -- 13,254

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I just updated the Top 20 OverDrive Libraries for Audiobooks. Due to the removal of all WMA audiobooks by OverDrive, most of these libraries lost titles from their catalogs.
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