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Have you ever wanted to listen to an audiobook, but didn’t feel like changing out 19 CDs to hear Jeffrey Deaver’s latest nail biter? Well, don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Electronic, or digital, audiobooks have made listening as easy as a few simple clicks. If you’re using a smartphone or tablet, simply download OverDrive’s latest app, Libby, to get started. Choose your library, enter your library card number, borrow, and listen. It’s that easy. On your desktop or laptop computer? No problem, login to, borrow, and listen.

audioDon’t forget, audiobooks are not just for grownups. HCPL provides thousands of audio titles for teens and children to enjoy with their own dedicated Overdrive collections. Audiobooks are also a great tool for helping young or developing readers increase their literacy skills. Listening helps readers with pronunciation, vocabulary building, and articulation. Plus, reluctant readers benefit from narrators bringing stories to life.1

Please note: HCPL is not responsible for higher than normal gas bills resulting from additional time driving around the neighborhood because the audiobook has suddenly reached “a really good part.”


1“How Audiobooks Can Help Improve Children’s Literacy.” HarperCollins, 9 August 2018.

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