Getting Started with eAudiobooks

What types of eAudiobooks does the library offer?

There are 2 types of eAudiobooks available: MP3 and WMA. MP3 audiobooks are compatible with more devices, compared to WMA audiobooks. WMA audiobooks are only available for download to Windows computers or transfer to Apple devices from a Windows computer (with publisher permission).

 

How to Borrow MP3 audiobooks with OverDrive? For tablets and smartphones.

Step 1: Go to your app store on your device. Enter OverDrive Media Console in the search box. Select and download the free OverDrive Media Console App. Wait for app to download, select Open when finished.

Step 2: Authorization is not required for audiobooks. Skip to the next step if downloading only audiobooks. However, if you would like to download both eBooks and audiobooks, then follow the provided directions. Within the OverDrive Media Console App, go to the Settings menu to authorize the app. Select Get a free Adobe ID and fill in each required field to create an Adobe ID. Select Create. Return to Settings and enter your newly created Adobe ID and tap Authorize. Note: If you would like to download eBooks to multiple devices, each device must be authorized with the same Adobe ID. 

Step 3: Within the OverDrive App, open the Home menu, and then tap Add a Library. Enter your zip code in the search box. Select any of the Clark County Public Library location from the list. Select The Ohio Digital Library, the app will redirect to the Ohio Digital Library's website to begin browsing the audiobook collection.

Step 4: On the Ohio Digital Library website, select Sign in at the top right corner. Sign in by first selecting Clark County Public Library from the menu and enter your library card number and password.

Step 5: Tap in the keyword search box, next to the magnifying glass, and type an author's name, title, keyword, subject, or other search terms to search for an audiobook. Select the magnifying glass for search results. Limit search results to OverDrive MP3 Audiobook in the format limiter.

Step 6: Select an audiobook cover image to read the description or begin the checkout process. Select the blue Borrow button to check out the book. If an item is unavailable to download, select Place a Hold button. You will then recieve an e-mail when the title becomes available to download.

Step 7: After you select Borrow, you will be directed to your Bookshelf. Select the Download (MP3 Audiobook) button to download book to the OverDrive Media Console app. Download time will vary.

Step 8: Open the Home menu and select Bookshelf. When the download is complete, tap the book cover to start listening.

 

How to return a MP3 audiobook early? For tablets and smartphones.

Step 1: Within the OverDrive App, open the Home menu and select Bookshelf.

Step 2: Hold down on the book cover until the return/delete menu appears. Select Return to return the item early. Select Delete to delete the book from the device, but this will not return the book.

 

How to Borrow MP3/WMA audiobooks with OverDrive? For PCs.

Step 1: On your home computer or laptop, go to The Ohio Digital Library website, select the Help icon. Select Applications. Under Software Downloads, select OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks, music, and video. Select the Windows tab, then select Download for Windows. Select Run and accept the terms in the License Agreement and click Next. Continue until the software has been successfully installed to your computer.  (For Macintosh computers, select the Mac tab and follow the directions to install the software to your Mac computer. For MP3 Audiobooks only. Cannot download WMA audiobooks to Macintosh computers.)

Step 2: Under Tools, select Windows Media Player Security Upgrade... and click OK.

Step 3: Go back to the Ohio Digital Library website, select Sign in at the top right corner. Sign in by first selecting Clark County Public Library from the menu and enter your library card number and password.

Step 4: Click in the keyword search box, next to the magnifying glass, and type an author's name, title, keyword, subject, or other search terms to search for an audiobook. Select the magnifying glass for search results.

Step 5: Select an audiobook cover image to read the description or begin the checkout process. Select the blue Borrow button to check out the book. If an item is unavailable to download, select Place a Hold button. You will then receive an e-mail when the title becomes available to download.

Step 6: After you select Borrow, you will be directed to your Bookshelf. Select the Download button to select a format. Select a format (MP3 Audiobook or WMA Audiobook) and then select Confirm and Download. The audiobook will begin downloading in OverDrive Media Console on your computer. Download time will vary.

Step 7: Once fully download, select Play to begin the audiobook.

Step 8: Optional: Select Transfer to transfer the audiobook to a compatible device.

 

How to return a MP3 audiobook early? For PCs.

Step 1: Open OverDrive Media Console on your computer, and select the title you would like to return. 

Step 2: Click the Delete button to display the return and delete menu.

Step 3: Click Return/Delete to return the MP3 audiobook and delete it from your computer. Select Delete to delete the audiobook from your computer, but this will not return the audiobooks. Note: WMA audiobooks can not be returned early due to licensing agreement.

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