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Audiobooks

Enjoy audiobooksLincoln 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.

Software Requirements:

  • Audiobooks are now available for listening to within most up to date Web browsers, without the need for additional software, in a format called OverDrive Listen. Information about getting started with OverDrive Listen is available here.
  • To transfer Downloadable Audiobooks to an MP3 player, OverDrive software is needed. When you check out an audiobook from OverDrive, there is a link to allow you to download this software. Versions are available for Windows, Android, Chromebook, Mac and iOS.

Mobile Devices

If you are using a mobile device such as an Android, Galaxy Tab NOOK, NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, please use OverDrive’s free Libby app.

Galaxy Book devices use Windows instead of the Android operating system. Libby is not available as an app for Windows, but an in-browser option is available at https://libbyapp.com

Although Libby is not yet available in the Amazon Appstore, it is now possible to manually install Libby on Kindle Fire Tablets. Instructions are available here.

LibbyOverDrive’s Libby app is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audiobooks easier. Libby is available for Android, iOS, and some Chromebooks. It is available from Google Play and Apple’s App Store. More information about Libby is available here. You can also watch this introductory video about Libby:

Please search for these free OverDrive apps where you normally get apps for your device, such as Google Play or the App Store.

If you run into problems, here’s a troubleshooting guide that may help.


Downloadable Audiobooks and iPods and MP3 players

As of February 23, 2022, OverDrive for Windows (desktop) is no longer available to install. If you already have OverDrive for Windows (desktop), you can use these instructions to transfer audiobooks to an MP3 player. Otherwise, OverDrive recommends listening to audiobooks in a web browser or in Libby.

Important note about Macintosh computers: MP3 audiobooks are only supported on macOS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave). OverDrive’s app is not compatible with macOS Catalina. This means that audiobooks can’t be downloaded to a Mac computer running Catalina (or later) for transfer to an MP3 player. OverDrive recommends listening to audiobooks in a web browser or in Libby.

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.

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.

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 “My account.”
  3. Click on “Holds.”
  4. Click “Edit email” 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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