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Images of CDs in plastic sleeves in boxes Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy Unfinished Portrait by Agatha Christie Into The Water by Paula Hawkins Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch How to be Champion by Sarah Millican Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

If you are struggling to hold or read a book due to an illness such as ME, a visual impairment, learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, or mental health difficulty such as anxiety or depression, our MP3 CD service could be for you. Members can choose from thousands of titles on MP3 CD, sent to them directly through the post via Royal Mail.

Whether you want to enjoy a treasured classic, best-selling novel or are seeking fantastic children's stories, we have something for everyone. Our members have unlimited access to our ever-growing postal library and can choose the titles they would like to listen to from a catalogue of over 3,700 fantastic audiobooks. You can search for your favourites and view the full list here. If you prefer, our knowledgeable library team can even make up a list on your behalf.

Our members can borrow 4 or more MP3 CD audiobooks at any one time, and exchange them as often as they like throughout their membership. As soon as one disc is returned, we will send another one straight out! All postage and packaging is free and there are no due dates or late fees to worry about.

We provide educational audiobooks to support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 - A-Level, as well as a large fiction library. Leisure and non-fiction titles are available for both adults and children.

What is an MP3 CD?

MP3 CDs are similar to standard CDs but what sets them apart is that they can hold a lot more information. For Join Now Buttonexample, an audiobook that may be ten standard CDs long can fit onto one MP3 CD. This is an advantage for our members as they no longer have to worry about searching through numerous discs. MP3 CDs can be played on most modern CD players, DVD machines and computers. The MP3 CD will play continually but is also split up into five to ten minute sections so our members can stop listening at any time and find their place easily again.

MP3 CD players can be bought from most electrical retailers. If you are having trouble finding a player, please contact the library team on 0207 234 0522 or follow this link for a list of available players.

If you aren't yet a member of Listening Books, join here to gain access to all of our fantastic MP3 CDs. We also offer our books via streaming and downloading. Therefore, you can choose a membership option that suits your needs, you can borrow just MP3 CDs or have a combination membership.


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

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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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