Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SAPL audiobooks now in iPod and Mac formats!

iPod users can now download and enjoy almost every single audiobook on Overdrive! That’s right - Overdrive struck a deal with the vast majority of publishers allowing the conversion of .wma file audiobooks for a variety of Apple products.

Macintosh users can utilize a special Mac-compatible version of the Overdrive Media Console and download and enjoy the mp3-file audiobooks from Overdrive and NetLibrary - a total of over 1200 audiobooks to choose from.

To get started, you'll need a San Antonio Public Library card. Go to "Downloadables" on the San Antonio Public Library home page (http://www.mysapl.org/), then click on "Digital Media Downloads" under the "OverDrive Digital Library" header. Follow the instructions to start downloading books, music and more to your Apple-compatible device.

Don't have a library card? All you need is proof of residence in Bexar County and a photo ID. Stop by any location of the San Antonio Public Library and you can leave with your own library card!

Can't visit a library just now? Go to "How do I get a library card?" You'll be walked through signing up online, and will be able to access most of our online resources, including downloadables, right away! Come by a San Antonio Public Library location within 30 days to get your hard-copy library card.

(Of course, if you have an MP3 or other device, you can get the same great stuff! Just click on the "Downloadables" link above and follow the directions.)

And the best part? All of this is free! Happy reading - or listening!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy to hear this. I was bummed when I tried to download an audiobook and was unable to since it wasn't Mac compatible at the time.