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Downloadable Audiobooks

Does your device work with this downloadable media? View a list of supported devices.

To enjoy these services, make sure your library card account is in good standing and free of fines and fees. Log in to your library card account to check your status and pay any outstanding balance.

Audiobook Videos

Learn about OneClickdigital and let Doug and Sam teach you about OverDrive in these videos from the Orange County Library System.

Hoopla Audiobooks

Want to listen to audiobooks all day? Try Hoopla Audiobooks! You'll get your best pick at the click of a button.

Hoopla is cloud-based, this means that you can browse and borrow a title via a web browser, then begin listening to that same title on a tablet, and finish listening to it in the car on a smartphone.

You can access hoopla audiobooks through Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari web browsers. You can also download the hoopla app for your Android or Apple iOS device; just point your device's browser to www.ocls.info/HooplaApp.

No need to place a hold! Hoopla audiobook titles are always available and check out for 21 days. You can checkout 10 hoopla titles (audiobook, music album, movie, television episode) per month.

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OverDrive Audiobooks

Browse downloadable audiobooks at OverDrive! Check out and download best selling titles to your PC or Mac, then transfer to a portable device or burn many titles to CD to enjoy anytime, anywhere. Select OverDrive downloadable audiobooks are compatible with iPods.

You can also download and install the OverDrive Media Console App on your mobile device to download and listen to OverDrive audiobooks on the go! The app is compatible with some Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices. Use it in conjunction with the mobile version of the OverDrive site to find, check out, and download audiobooks, all through your phone!

Please note, if you are having trouble transferring a WMA audiobook to your iOS device, please download and install the latest version of the OverDrive Media Console and iTunes. View additional information.

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OneClickdigital Audiobooks

Your ultimate audiobook listening pleasure is just "OneClickdigital" away. The OneClickdigital Audiobook collection, provided by Recorded Books, offers both fiction and nonfiction titles. Browse, checkout, download, and listen through your PC or transfer to a portable device. Use the Advanced Search or find titles by browsing the Newly Added, Featured, or What's Popular sections. You can save your book searches, rate titles, and share what you're listening to through Facebook and Twitter.

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MP3 CDs

If you have an iPod or MP3 player, try one of our MP3 CDs! These audiobooks can be downloaded to your computer and transferred to your iPod or another MP3 player. Check out out one of these new titles!

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Audiobook Comparison Chart

Find which resource is best for your audiobook downloading needs:

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OverDrive

OneClickdigital

hoopla

Do I need to set up an account with the vendor? No Yes Yes
Am I able to place holds? Yes – limit 10; select titles always available Yes - limit 10; select titles always available Titles are always available
What’s the checkout period? 7, 14, or 21 days From 1-21 days, your choice 21 days
Can I renew titles? No, you can re-checkout the item. Yes, one time for up to 21 days if no holds are on the title. No, you can re-checkout the item.
How many items can I have checked out? 20 10 10
Can I download the audiobook in parts? Yes Yes No
Can I download titles directly through my mobile device? Yes, if you are downloading OverDrive MP3 audiobooks using the OverDrive Media Console for Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry, or iPhone. Yes, using the OneClickdigital app, available for both iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android OS devices. Yes, using the hoopla app, available for iOS.
Can I return titles early? Yes, with the OverDrive Media Console app v2.4, or later, for iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows 7. Yes Yes

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OverDrive

OneClickdigital

hoopla

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Downloadable Audiobooks in the Catalog

In addition to browsing OneClickdigital, OverDrive, and hoopla, you can find downloadable audiobooks by searching the OCLS catalog. Just select Material Type "Downloadable Audio Book" from the Advanced Search screen and go!

Explore the categories below to view a sampling of the types of downloadable audiobooks available from both OverDrive and OneClickdigital through a catalog search:

Fiction

Non-Fiction

Classics Biographies & Memoirs
Fantasy Business
Historical Fiction Health & Exercise
Mystery History
Romance Holy Bible
Science Fiction Humor
Suspense Inspirational
Westerns Science
  Travel

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