Downloadable Audiobooks!

Downloadable audiobook titles are available FREE to Waltham Public Library patrons from their home computers via the Internet!

Two different services provide access to approximately 2,500 titles for your listening pleasure. Titles may be transferred to many portable devices including iPods, MP3 players and other audio-capable devices for listening on the go.

The Minuteman Library Network provides OverDrive service to all Minuteman library card-holders. It’s a brand new collection with over 900 titles so far and will be growing in size in the near future, so check back frequently! These titles will also appear in the online catalog. Please visit the Minuteman Library Network website to try it out! Overdrive also has a mobile site for Windows Mobile or Android smartphone users.

The Waltham Public Library subscribes to the Recorded Books downloadable program. Patrons who live or work in Waltham can sign up for a free account online or with the library’s Audio-visual staff. This collection contains approximately 1,500 titles from the Recorded Books audio publishing company and more are added each quarter. Visit the Waltham Public Library website to check out Recorded Books.

Both services have “Getting Started” demos and Frequently Asked Questions sections to help you out. Feel free to contact the library at 781-314-3425 and press 5 for the Audio-visual Department if you’d like more information.

In addition, all MA residents are eligible to sign up for a Boston Public Library e-card. The e-card gives you access to BPL’s OverDrive collection, as well as any remote access databases. For information on the e-card, visit the BPL website. Already have one? Explore their OverDrive collection!

Happy Listening!
posted by Deb

1 Comment »

  1. Comment by Library Lover
    April 23, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

    yeah, well, it looks like you won’t be able to use this service if the state legislators have their way. they cut funds to the boston public library, forcing branch closures, and now they want to hold back the rest of the money!

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