Courtesy of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, library patrons can download digital audio books to their mp3 players or burn the files to an audio CD. And just recently announced, the books are now available for iPods and iPhones. Previously, the system only worked with Microsoft-based mp3 players.
This example shows the variety of formats now available:
The audio books are available via the Overdrive Media Console. To download to your iPod or iPhone, you must have OverDrive Media Console v3.0 (or newer) for Windows or OverDrive Media Console v1.0 (or newer) for Mac installed on your computer.
A library card and PIN number are needed to “check-out” audio books. Some music and video recordings are also available.
For instructions on how to download and play materials, see:
- Milwaukee Public Library Downloadable Audio Books
- Madison Public Library OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks