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What is downloadable?overDrive

Downloadable is Listening Books' audiobook download service. Titles can be downloaded to a portable device in order to listen on-the-go. So if you struggle to read
or hold a book due to an illness or disability, why not listen instead?

Thousands of titles are available, with a range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, including the Harry Potter series and bestselling Hunger Games trilogy. Members can download at least 2 different audiobooks at any one time and can choose their own lending period. With our online service there is no need to worry about breakage, loss or waiting for delivery of titles as audiobooks are automatically returned. Members can even return titles early, meaning you could borrow up to 10 audiobooks each week. It's easy to use and full instructions are included in members' welcome packs. Our friendly library team are on hand should you require any assistance.

If you are already a Listening Books member and would like to get started, click here to visit our catalogue, or alternatively our library team would be happy to offer help if needed. Contact them on 0207 407 9417 or email

All our audiobooks are available as MP3s and can be directly downloaded to a PC, Mac, portable Apple device or Android phone as well as many other mp3 players.

Join Now ButtonNEW: We now offer a selection of Read-a-long titles for younger members. These are picture based e-books that appear with the audio narration, so younger members can follow the text as the story is read.

If you aren't yet a member of Listening Books and you struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, join now to gain access to all of our fantastic titles - available any time.




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Listening Books members can download thousands of fantastic titles to an iPod or other portable player!

A couple listening

MP3 CDs!

Members can choose from a huge selection of MP3 CDs which we send through the post.



Members can listen to thousands of audiobooks instantly on a huge range of devices and computers, including Macs.

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