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With OverDrive Listen, you can borrow audiobooks and listen to them right in your web browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser.

To start using OverDrive Listen, open your web browser and borrow an audiobook from your library's digital collection. Then, click or tap the Listen now in browser button on your Loans page (under books icon).

The audiobook will open in a new tab in your browser.

The listen in browser option for an audiobook. See instructions above.

The basics

OverDrive Listen audiobook player. See instructions below
  • Click or tap the Play/Pause button to start or stop the player.
  • Swipe left to right on the book jacket to rewind. Swipe right to left on the book jacket to jump ahead. The farther you swipe, the further you jump.
    Note: This feature is only available in Safari and Chrome.
  • Click or tap on the book jacket to show the skip and play buttons and hide the timeline.
  • Use the bookmark button to add bookmarks, highlights, and notes to an audiobook. See the bookmarks, notes, and highlights section of this article for more information.
  • Click or tap the speedometer button to switch between common playback speeds. Drag down on the button to select a more precise speed.
  • Click or tap the sleep timer button to set a five-minute sleep timer (by default). Drag down on the button to select a longer sleep timer and make it your default.
  • Use the seek bar to move backward or forward in the audiobook. You'll also see chapter breaks, bookmarks, and highlights on the timeline.
    The seek bar. See instructions above

The menu

You'll find the menu icon in the top-right corner of the audiobook player.

In the menu, you'll find:

  • Chapters: Browse the audiobook's table of contents and quickly jump to chapters or parts.
  • Bookmarks: View the bookmarks, highlights, and notes you've placed in the audiobook. Click one to return to that part of the audiobook.
  • History: View a list of places you've visited during your current listening session. You add entries to this menu by searching, scrolling, or selecting a chapter.
  • Tips & Secrets: Find advanced tips and tricks for using OverDrive Listen.

Bookmarks, notes, and highlights

Quickly click or tap the bookmark button to add a bookmark.

Hold the bookmark button while audio is playing to record a highlight.

Recording a highlight. See instructions above.

When you release the bookmark button, the highlighter colors will appear. You'll also be able to Make a note on a highlighted passage or a bookmark.

Make a note option. See instructions above.

You can remove a bookmark or highlight from the Bookmarks section of the OverDrive Listen menu. To do so, click and drag or swipe from right to left on a mark and select Remove.

With OverDrive Listen, you can borrow audiobooks and listen to them right in your web browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser.

To start using OverDrive Listen, borrow an audiobook from your library's OverDrive website. Then, click or tap the Listen button next to the audiobook on your library Checkouts page (under your Account). The audiobook will open in a new tab in your browser.

OverDrive Listen audiobook on your checkouts page.

The basics

OverDrive Listen audiobook player. See instructions below
  • Click or tap the Play/Pause button to start or stop the player.
  • Swipe left to right on the book jacket to rewind. Swipe right to left on the book jacket to jump ahead. The farther you swipe, the further you jump.
    Note: This feature is only available in Safari and Chrome.
  • Click or tap on the book jacket to show the skip and play buttons and hide the timeline.
  • Use the bookmark button to add bookmarks, highlights, and notes to an audiobook. See the bookmarks, notes, and highlights section of this article for more information.
  • Click or tap the speedometer button to switch between common playback speeds. Drag down on the button to select a more precise speed.
  • Click or tap the sleep timer button to set a five-minute sleep timer (by default). Drag down on the button to select a longer sleep timer and make it your default.
  • Use the seek bar to move backward or forward in the audiobook. You'll also see chapter breaks, bookmarks, and highlights on the timeline.
    The seek bar. See instructions above

The menu

You'll find the menu icon in the top-right corner of the audiobook player.

In the menu, you'll find:

  • Chapters: Browse the audiobook's table of contents and quickly jump to chapters or parts.
  • Bookmarks: View the bookmarks, highlights, and notes you've placed in the audiobook. Click one to return to that part of the audiobook.
  • History: View a list of places you've visited during your current listening session. You add entries to this menu by searching, scrolling, or selecting a chapter.
  • Tips & Secrets: Find advanced tips and tricks for using OverDrive Listen.

Bookmarks, notes, and highlights

Quickly click or tap the bookmark button to add a bookmark.

Hold the bookmark button while audio is playing to record a highlight.

Recording a highlight. See instructions above.

When you release the bookmark button, the highlighter colors will appear. You'll also be able to select Make a note on a highlighted passage or a bookmark.

Make a note option. See instructions above.

You can remove a bookmark or highlight from the Bookmarks section of the OverDrive Listen menu. To do so, click and drag or swipe from right to left on a mark and select Remove.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017 09:48AM EDT