Reference & Research: Audiobooks & eBooks Databases

Audio recordings and E-Books are available through two sources:

Both these databases are provided by Wisconsin Valley Library Service, of which APL is a member


OverDrive

 
Overdrive

Overdrive is a digital library of fiction, nonfiction, music, videos and more, any of which can be downloaded and enjoyed on a computer or portable device. You can "check out" and download these materials anytime, anywhere!

For a PDF file of user instructions for Overdrive, click here.

Requirements:

  • Windows® 98 SE or higher
  • OverDrive Media Console
  • Windows Media® Player (9 Series or higher)
Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

In order to download digital titles, you will need:

  • a personal computer
  • a valid library card
  • free digital media software
  • access to the Internet

Available formats:

OverDrive WMA / MP3 Audiobooks, Music, and Video

You may transfer to:

  • WMA-compatible devices including the Microsoft Zune® & iPods
  • Most MP3 players, including the iPod® (MP3 Audibooks only)

Internet access is needed to browse, check out, and download titles. After download, you can enjoy a digital title without being connected to the Internet. You can then play the title on your computer with speakers or headphones, burn audio titles to CD with the Burn to CD Wizard, or transfer the titles to a compatible device using the built-in Transfer Wizard.

When a patron checks out a title, it is removed from circulation, but you may place a hold on the item.

For the most compatibility with all devices, download the upgrade of OverDrive Media Console to version 3.2 on Windows® PCs.


NetLibrary

 

NetLibrary

For a PDF file of user instructions for NetLibraryclick here.

NetLibrary provides access to your library's comprehensive collection of eBooks and eContent. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials from any location. eContent can be digital versions of printed material such as books or journals, databases or any digital content. Our library has access to nearly 8,900 eBooks in this database. All available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note! An account must be set up while you are inside the library before you will be able to access this database from a computer outside the library.

   
06-Feb-2010