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Free Audio Books on Your PC: An Introduction to Recorded Books Downloadable Audio Books Abbot Chambers Belvedere-Tiburon Library 8 February 2007 refdesk@bel-tib-lib.org 415.789.2661 How It Works 3. 2. 1. 4. 6. 5. 7. 1409 Titles wma format No limits on available titles

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free audio books on your pc an introduction to recorded books downloadable audio books

Free Audio Books on Your PC:An Introduction to Recorded Books Downloadable Audio Books

Abbot Chambers

Belvedere-Tiburon Library

8 February 2007

refdesk@bel-tib-lib.org

415.789.2661

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How It Works

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recorded books details
1409 Titles

wma format

No limits on available titles

Two logins to access

Mix of titles, good language collection

Download one file

Two compression options

10 title maximum

Renewals okay

No early returns

No CD burning

Recorded Books Details
recorded books what you ll need
Recorded Books: What You’ll Need
  • Computer
  • Internet connection (high-speed is best)
  • MARINet library card and PIN
  • Residence in 94920 area code
  • Free NetLibrary account
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher
  • Speakers or headphones
  • wma-ready portable player (optional)
recorded books step by step
Recorded Books: Step-by-Step
  • Begin at the Library home page (www.thelibrary.info)
  • Click on eBooks and Audio Books
  • Click on the Recorded Books link
  • Enter your MARINet card number and PIN
  • Click on the eAudiobooks link
  • Login or create a new account using the links in the upper right corner of the page (Note: you must have a separate NetLibrary account to check out audio books – once you have an account you can also login directly from www.netlibrary.com instead of starting at the library home page)
  • Find an audio book by searching or browsing
  • Click on show details

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recorded books step by step 2
Recorded Books: Step-by-Step 2
  • Click on Download this Audiobook
  • Click Checkout & Download for Radio or CD Quality, based on your preference (note: radio quality typically won’t play on portable devices)
  • Save audio book file to your computer (choose a consistent place for all your audio books)
  • When file download is finished, open Windows Media Player and add the new title to your Media Player library. Play the file to authenticate it with NetLibrary (a login box will appear before play begins).
  • To download Windows Media Player, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/
  • Listen to the file on your computer or copy it to a portable digital player via USB cable.
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Screen by Screen:

Getting to the Library’s Recorded BooksDownloadable Audio Book Collection(via the NetLibrary eContent platform)

www thelibrary info

Begin at:

www.thelibrary.info

Click on eBooks and Audio Books

downloadable books page

Continue to the:

Downloadable Books Page

links to the Recorded Books and Califa/Overdrive audio book collections

library database login screen

Continue to the:

Library Database Login Screen

Input your Library Card Barcode to go to Recorded Books

netlibrary econtent collection
NetLibrary eContent Collection

click on the Browse by Subject (below eAudiobooks)

recorded books eaudiobook center
Recorded Books eAudiobook Center

Click the Log In link to access your account or create a new one

recorded books audiobooks center
Recorded Books Audiobooks Center

Use these links to browse titles by subject, or use the search

box to see if a specific title or author is available

finding a portable player
Finding a Portable Player
  • Recorded Books list of supported devices:

(Help  eAudiobooks  Listening  Supported Portable Listening Devices)

  • PlaysForSure:

http://www.playsforsure.com/FindPortableDevices.aspx

  • Features to consider when buying a digital audio player: size of player, amount of storage, controls, battery life, resume capability, bookmarking
  • Places to shop: Best Buy, Amazon.com