audioBooks: Downloading to a Computer

Watch a video from Vancouver Public Library about how to download audioBooks to OverDrive Media Console.

MP3 vs WMA

audioBooks are available in 2 different formats: MP3 and WMA. MP3:
  • Compatible with most devices, including Mac and Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to iPod or other compatible music players
  • Can be downloaded directly to mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) using the OverDrive Media Console app
WMA:
  • Compatible with just Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to an iPod or other compatible music player

Find & Download audioBooks to Your Computer

  1. In your browser, search for audioBooks through the eLibraries website.
  2. When you find a book, click on its cover and then “Borrow”.
  3. If you’re not already logged in, enter your library name and library card number.
  4. To download audioBooks to your computer, you'll first need to download the Overdrive Media Console (you only need to download this once).
  5. Then, from your Overdrive bookshelf, click "Download".  If offered a choice, select "MP3 Audiobook" and then click "Confirm and Download".  Choose to open the file with Overdrive Media Console.  Click "okay" or "yes" to any pop-ups that may appear.
Learn how to transfer audioBooks from your computer to an iPod or MP3 player. For further help, visit West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Help Page: BC Library Downloadable Audiobooks. *Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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