Thursday, June 26, 2008

Rejoice iPeople!

The day has finally come! DC Public Library is the first library in the country to offer MP3 audiobook downloads that connect to apple devices like iPod and iPhone as well as thousands of other MP3 players including those from Creative, Sony, Samsung, Rio, SanDisk and most cell phones.

The initial OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks catalog selection features more than 700 popular novels, children’s books, foreign language learning titles, and classic works and is growing rapidly as publishers join the program. This is in addition to the over 4,000 audiobooks already available in the Windows Media format that are Digital Rights Management protected, as well as downloadable music, and video.

In order to download OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks, you must install the free OverDrive Media Console version 3.0. OverDrive Media Console provides users with a superior audiobook listening and navigation experience with newly added support for easy transferring of OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks to iPod®, iPhone™, and iPod® touch. This new release also includes a ‘burn wizard’ feature for creating standard audio CDs from download audiobooks. Users can obtain the free software at

To start downloading just go to and see what we've got.


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