Downloadable Audiobooks = eAudiobooks


eAudiobooks are books one listens to, either on a computer or a portable listening device. You can download the latest best seller, book club favorite, award winning author as an audiobook and listen to it on your computer or your portable listening device (MP3 player). All you need to take advantage of this free service is your Ventura County Library (VCL) card.

General notes
  • We recommend MP3 players with bookmark capability. Many audiobooks are downloaded as a single track, and bookmarks help you find your place, just as in a book. Otherwise, if you navigate away from the audiobook without setting a bookmark, when you return to the audiobook, you will go back to the beginning of the recording.
  • Downloading audiobooks requires Windows Media Player 9 or higher.
  • For best results, turn off pop-up blockers while downloading.
  • Because of bandwidth and other technical issues, audiobooks *may not* be able to be downloaded on VCL computers.
 
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Connection
You need a high speed Internet connection, Windows Media Player 9 or higher and – for portable listening – an MP3 player.
Access
 
OneClickdigital
  Hoopla Digital  
OverDrive
  Use the eLibrary links to access the collection of your choice.
Most titles will also appear in our Library Catalog.
         
Get Started
   
OneClickdigital
  Hoopla Digital  
OverDrive
   See each vendor's Help pages for tutorials, FAQ and email support    
 
  • Create an account 
  • Mousing over the covers will bring up an information box - clicking on the title will give you a detailed information page. You may checkout or place a hold in both places if the book is available
  •  Under "My Collections" you can see what items are checked out, when they are due and what holds you have pending
  •  If you use the OneClickdigital Media Manager (recommended), it will automatically open when you click on "Download Now"
 

 

* Create an account

* Select Audiobooks to filter

* All titles are available - no waiting!

 
  • Audiobooks have a headset icon in the upper right. If it is black, the item is available to borrow.
  • Mousing over the covers offers more choices to proceed
  • When you click "Borrow" you will be invited to enter your VCL barcode.
  • Your download will activate the OverDrive player, which will give you options to download the eaudiobook in part or in total
         
Checkout
 
OneClickdigital
  Hoopla Digital  
OverDrive
 
  • Checkout period is from 1 to 21 days - you choose the length of time
  • You can return items early through the OneClickdigital Media Manager
  • You may login again to re-check it out (or be place it on the hold/request if someone else has requested it)
  • There are no fines attached to your audiobook downloads. DRM (Digital Rights Management) software built in to the recording expires at the end of the checkout period, causing the audiobook to be inaccessible
  • You are allowed a maximum of 5 items checked out at once
  • Holds & Requests
    • You're allowed 5 holds at a time
    • Request items are held
 

 

* The check out period for audiobooks is 21 days
* You can return titles by clicking the "Return" button on the title detail page.
* You are allowed a total of 8 "borrows" per calendar month

 
  • Checkout period is 7, 14 or 21 days - you choose
  • You are able to login again to re-check it out (or be placed on the hold list if someone else has requested it)
  • There are no fines attached to your audiobook downloads. DRM (Digital Rights Management) software built in to the recording expires 7, 14 or 21 days from the date of download, causing the audiobook to be inaccessible
  • You are allowed a maximum of 5 items checked out at once
  • Holds & Requests
    • You're allowed 5 holds at a time
    • Request items are held 4 days
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Technical Help
 

OneClickdigital

  Hoopla Digital  
OverDrive
  Technical help, including an email form, is available on the site-- click on the Help Tab.   

 

Technical help, including an email form, is available on the site -- click on the help link.

  Technical help, including an online form, is available on the site -- click on the Help Link.
  Help - Getting Started Videos   Support Pages include:  
  Contact OneClickdigital   Mobile Apps  
  Help - FAQs   Technical Questions  
    Email contact  
  Widevine plugin  
         
Disclaimer
There are a large number of players available today, and each functions differently. Because of this, Ventura County Library staff cannot provide technical help with downloading audiobooks, managing your computer, or managing or using your portable listening device.
 
** Other eAudiobooks
We do have additional, eaudiobook collections from other vendors:
  • EBSCOhost Books [eLibrary > eBooks] - less than 100
  • Freegal [eLibrary > Music] - very few

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