November 19, 2008

Downloadable Audiobooks for Macs Now Available

Do you have a Mac, and wish that you could download audiobooks to which the Troy Public Library subscribes? Now you can.

OverDrive -- one of the vendors that the Library uses for downloadables -- announced today it has released OverDrive Media Console for Macs. Using this software, Mac users will be able to download items in the OverDrive MP3 audiobook format to their Mac. These items can also be transferred to an iPod. Unfortunately, audiobooks in the OverDrive WMA format can not be used with Macs because of lingering digital rights management issues.

If you are not sure if an item will work with your particular system or device, check the icons that are listed with each item in OverDrive.

You can access OverDrive by going to the Library homepage and clicking "Downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos" in the left side menu.

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