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Downloading audiobooks

The Volusia County Public Library offers downloadable audiobooks from two providers.  The library does this to ensure that we can provide you with the popular fiction and non-fiction titles that you want to read from as many publishers as possible. 

Deciding which provider website to visit can be confusing.  For your convenience we are entering the audiobooks into Surfcat, our online catalog. Each title will have a download link at the top of the full description page so you don't have to worry about searching all the providers for the eBook you want.  Simply search for a title, author or subject and click on the audiobook in the result list.

Summary of services by provider

 
hoopla

Overdrive

Library card and pin required yes yes
Limit on checkouts Limit of 10 titles (combination of audiobooks, music and movies) Limit of 5 titles
Limit on reservations no reservations necessary Limit of 5 titles
Checkout period 21 days 7 or 14 days
Return titles early no yes (some restrictions)
Renew titles no yes
Device compatibility
Computers yes yes
Kindle Fire yes yes
Kindle eReader (Kindle, Kindle Keyboard, Touch, Paperwhite, etc.) no yes
Nook HD, Nook HD+, Nook Tablet and Nook Color yes (via app) yes (Overdrive Media Console app)
Nook yes (via app) yes (transfer from computer)
Apple iOS devices yes yes
Android devices yes yes
Microsoft Surface no yes (via Overdrive Media Console for Windows 8)
eBook and audiobook formats
ePUB format (eBooks) no yes
PDF (eBooks) no yes
Kindle format (eBooks) no yes
Blio format (eBooks) no no
MP3 format (audiobooks) no yes
WMA format (audiobooks) no yes


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