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Digital Downloads - Audiobooks

August 07, 2014 by Webmaster

Lincoln City Libraries' Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable audiobooks that can be checked out for a period of 7, 14, or 21 days for listening to on a computer or portable audio device. You can have up to 10 downloadable titles (eBooks and audiobooks) checked out at one time. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:

Digital Downloads

Note: OverDrive has recently introduced some major changes to their service. Here is a useful introduction to the new features of OverDrive.

Software Requirements:
  • Downloadable Audiobooks require the OverDrive Media Console. When you check out an audiobook from OverDrive, there is a link to allow you to download this software. Versions are available for Windows, Macintosh, Windows Mobile, Android, and iPhone. (The BlackBerry version is no longer available, but existing installations of it should continue to work.) The Windows version also requires Windows Media Player 9 or newer, with a security update.
    • Important information for Windows 8 users: the OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8 does not support WMA audiobooks, or transferring audiobooks to an MP3 player. Windows 8 users can install the classic desktop version of the software for these functions. Additional information for Windows 8 users is available here.
  • Android, Windows Phone, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch apps are available for Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks. Please search for the free OverDrive Media Console app in the Android Market, Windows Phone Marketplace, or the App Store. (Note: the Blackberry app will no longer be available as of April 10, 2014, but existing installations of the app should continue to work.) These instructions for iOS (Apple) Mobile Devices and for Android Mobile Devices cover both e-Books and audiobooks. (Note: iOS users who update to iOS 7 after downloading an audiobook may need to re-download that audiobook.)
  • Additional details about OverDrive's software requirements can be found on their Getting Started page.
Downloadable Audiobooks and iPods

WMA-format audiobooks from OverDrive are now compatible with Windows-formatted iPods, but some are not compatible with Macintosh computers.

If you have a Windows-formatted iPod, please look over this information first. Also, please be aware that transferring these audiobooks to an iPod will probably be slow because of the conversion process required by the iPod.

Macintosh-compatible MP3 audiobooks are also available, but some titles are not available in this format. Look for an "MP3" symbol to identify these audiobooks.

If you have an iPod Touch, please see these instructions for iOS (Apple) Mobile Devices. For information about other portable devices, please check this information about compatibility with OverDrive.

Check on the Current Top 10 Downloadable Audiobooks Reserves.

What to do if your e-mail address has changed

If you have e-reserves and have changed your e-mail address, you will need to update the e-mail address associated with each of your e-reserves to be sure you receive notification when the books become available. Please follow these steps:

1. Log into your digital downloads account.
2. Click on "Account".
3. Click on "Holds".
4. Click '"Edit" next to each title and update the email address.

Still having trouble?

We understand that Digital Downloads can sometimes be tricky. If you run into problems, there are ways to get help. You can check OverDrive's Troubleshooting guide. You can also submit a request for help and we will try to resolve your problem as quickly as possible.



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Digital Downloads: Downloadable Media

November 17, 2011 by Webmaster

The Lincoln City Libraries Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides a collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks for reading and listening to on a computer or portable e-reader or audio device. Click the button below to access our Digital Downloads:

Digital Downloads







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Listen Up to One Book-related Podcasts

September 11, 2009 by sdc

One Book One Lincoln fans...

While you're waiting to attend a discussion group or one of the upcoming special programming events (see the One Book web site for full details!), don't forget to listen to any of the One Book-related podcast recordings available on the libraries' podcasts page.

Recent One Book offerings there include:

'Casting About Program 46: The One Book One Lincoln Selection Process

'Casting About Program 47: The One Book One Lincoln Finalists

One Book One Lincoln - Preview Discussion - July 24, 2009

People of the Book: KZUM's BookTalk Discussion - July 1, 2009



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