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Recordings of books in an electronic format.


Libraries that are circulating or doing other great things with audio ebooks:

Individual Libraries[edit]

Individual libraries, libraries within the same university library system, or public library county branch system -- and not members of the consortia groups defined below.

  • Brooklyn (NY) Public Library OverDrive
  • Burlington County (NJ) Library System OverDrive
  • Clarence Mitchell Library (Highland Community College, Illinois) - has been circulating Audible content for years
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library offers dowloadable audio books through NetLibrary.
  • Dakota County Library (MN) netLibrary
  • Darien Library (CT) has been circulating Audible content for two years, and now offers downloadable audio books on both *OverDrive and netLibrary/Recorded Books since March 2005
  • Denver Public Library(Denver, CO) offers downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive
  • Fairfax County Public Library (VA) Recorded Books
  • Fairfax County (VA) Public Library OverDrive and Recorded Books
  • Gwinnett County Public Library - in addition to books on CD, GCPL offers downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive
  • Kansas City (MO) Public Library netLibrary
  • King County (WA) Library System OverDrive and Recorded Books
  • Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA
  • Montgomery County (MD) netLibrary
  • National Library Board Singapore OverDrive
  • New York (NY) Public Library OverDrive
  • Phoenix (AZ) Public Library OverDrive
  • Salt Lake (UT) Public Library Recorded Books
  • San José (CA) Public Library & University Library OverDrive
  • San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco, CA) offers downloadable audio books through NetLibrary.
  • Santa Monica Public Library (CA) netLibrary
  • Seattle Public Library: Digital Books Collection - Seattle Public Library offers audio ebooks through Overdrive
  • Seattle Public Library OverDrive
  • South Huntington Public Library (New York) - circulating Audible titles on iPod shuffles
  • Washington County Library (MN) netLibrary
  • White Plains (NY) Public Library OverDrive
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Gordon Library (Worcester, MA) - circulating Audible titles on iPod shuffles, Muvos, and Otis devices; read more at eAudio FAQ


Groups of libraries broader than the individual institutions defined above, such as state-wide consortia.

  • California Library Consortium OverDrive
  • CLEVNET - Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the first consortium to circulate downloadable audio ebooks that can be saved to the patron's device and played offline; provides titles from publishers such as Brilliance and Blackstone through Overdrive
  • Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority OverDrive
  • ListenOhio - the first consortium to circulate audio ebooks; provides 2,500+ titles from Audible
  • ListenIllinois - a consortium of 30 Illinois libraries that works with ListenOhio to circulate Audible content; LI will be adding OverDrive and netLibrary/Recorded Books titles
  • Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium - a consortium of Maryland public libraries to circulate audio and print ebooks from Overdrive
  • Metronet (MI) Library Consortium OverDrive
  • Michigan Library Consortium OverDrive
  • Mid-Ohio Library Digital Initiative OverDrive
  • North Carolina Digital Library OverDrive
  • Ohio eBook Project OverDrive
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See also the Wikipedia article on:
Audio book