An audiobook is a recorded book that can be played on a computer or mobile device.

Here are the different audiobook formats that may be available to you when you borrow an audiobook from your library or school.

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MP3 audiobooks

  • You can download and listen to MP3 audiobooks using any version of the OverDrive app (including OverDrive for Windows, Mac, Chromebook, and mobile devices).
  • Most versions of the OverDrive app (desktop and mobile) have features like bookmarks, a sleep timer, and variable playback speed that let you customize your listening experience.
  • If you can't install the OverDrive app on your device (for example, if you're using an iPod shuffle or MP3 player), you can transfer MP3 audiobooks from a Windows or Mac computer to your device using OverDrive for Windows or Mac.
  • MP3 audiobooks are compatible with most devices, including Macs and Apple devices.
  • You can burn MP3 audiobooks to CDs using OverDrive for Windows or Mac.
  • You can return MP3 audiobooks early (before the end of the lending period) through the OverDrive app (except on Macs).
Last Updated: May 19, 2015 01:45PM EDT