DRM-free Audiobooks compatible with MP3 players, cell phones, and iPods

Popular and classic audiobooks in the MP3 format are now available for download 24/7 from Tumbler Ridge Public Library. The new DRM-free format, OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, is compatible with Apple iPod(R) players, as well as hundreds of other MP3 players including those from Creative, Sony, Samsung, Rio, SanDisk, and most cell phones. Library users can access the digital library anytime, anywhere at http://tumblerridge.bclibrary.ca/

Library Manager, Michele Burton quotes? Living in Tumbler Ridge means often travel and for long distances ? why not listen to a good book as you go with Library to Go?

The initial MP3 Audiobook collection features a growing collection of popular novels, children?s books, foreign language learning titles, and classic works. The new selection of OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks complements the Tumbler Ridge Public Library diverse digital collection, which offers hundreds of audiobooks (WMA format), eBooks in popular formats, as well as music and download video.

To download OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks, users must install the free OverDrive Media Console version 3.0. The free software provides users with a superior audiobook listening and navigation experience with newly added support for easy transfer of OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks to the iPod(R), iPhone?, and iPod(R) touch. This new release also includes a ?burn wizard? for the option of listening to audiobooks on CD, where permissions allow.

To enjoy OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks, users are required to agree to specific terms of use to the borrowed MP3 files before they can download from their library?s ?Virtual Branch?. After the lending period expires, the OverDrive Media Console disables access to the expired title from their PC. The user is then prompted to delete all OverDrive MP3 Audiobook files from their PC and all transferred copies.

The technology and content is provided by OverDrive, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio.  To access the digital collection, visit http://tumblerridge.bclibrary.ca/

OverDrive Audiobooks is only one of the many online databases the TUMBLER RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY provides access to.

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