Friday, February 26, 2010

Audiobooks

You may not realize that the library has a large selection of audio books downstairs. To search for them online, go to our home page and under the "Library Catalog" heading, click on the "Books, periodicals...etc" link.




On the next screen, click on "Advanced Search Options."

Change the Type menu to "Audiobook."



If you click on "Search", over 500 audiobook titles will be pulled up. You can also modify your search by title, author, subject, general keyword and more.

Away from the library? Check out LibriVox, "an extensive collection of audiobooks read by volunteers." All books are in the public domain. You can download an audiobook, lend them your voice or leave a donation to help keep them running.

Happy reading...and listening!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

I also like Podiobooks.com - but the quality of both the reading and writing can vary a LOT, so it's maybe not for everyone. But free is good, and some of the writers are worth being noticed. :)

Nice post! Sometimes it seems like our audiobooks collection is one of our "best kept secrets."

Amanda (the librarian) said...

If you want just the audiobooks on compact discs, enter general keyword "discs" OR general keyword "disc" to modify your search.