Listen To Your Next Great Read
by Children's Librarian 1 | November 5, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Listening to an audiobook is a pleasure unto itself. Listen to help make a long commute feel shorter, keep the family entertained on a trip away from home, catch-up on the classics you somehow never got around to reading, or enjoy a great reading performance of the newest thriller. The library gives you access to audiobooks in a variety of formats.
To find all audiobook formats in the Minuteman Catalog, simply search the Catalog for the keyword “audiobooks.”
Books on CD
You will find adult titles on the second floor of the library and children's and teen titles in the children's department. You can find titles in this format in the Minuteman Catalog by using the advanced search option to limit your search results to the material type “Spoken CD.” To find all audiobooks on CD, search for the keywords “audiobooks compact”.
A Playaway is a small, pre-recorded audio player. About the size of a small deck of cards, this device is preloaded with the entire book. It cannot be changed or copied. Running on a AAA battery, you simply plug in your own ear buds, and enjoy! The player features buttons that allow you to go forward and backward through the book. You can find titles in this format in the Minuteman Catalog by using the advanced search option to limit your search to the material type “Playway audio.” To find all audiobooks in the Playaway format, search for the keywords “audiobooks playaway”.
Downloadable MP3 and WMA e-audiobooks
The Minuteman Library Network gives you access to a long list of e-audiobooks that you can download to your computer, phone or tablet through the Minuteman Digital Media Catalog. For a thorough explanation of how to use these formats, see the Acton Memorial Library instruction sheet “E-Audiobooks: MP3 and WMA.” For printable instructions on how to search the Minuteman Digital Catalog, see our handout on the “Minuteman Digital Media Catalog." You can also access the Minuteman Digital Catalog on your mobile device using the free OverDrive Media Console app. The Acton Memorial Library website provides instructions for using this app on a variety of devices.