Audiobooks on the go

Prairie State College recently added e-book and audiobook lender Overdrive to the list of resources available at your library. If you have a student ID, you can sign up for a library card and instantly have access. Overdrive can be reached through the library website, or by downloading the free Overdrive app to your phone or tablet. Check out 5 titles at a time, and since items automatically go back to Overdrive when the lending period is over, that means no late fees– ever!

One audiobook to try on your school commute is Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, by Suze Yalof Schwartz.

 

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Audiobooks!

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Photo by erik forsberg; shared under the Creative Commons license

The PSC Library now offers several books in audio format. Using the Cloud Library app (the same app used to read ebooks), you can download audiobooks using your computer or mobile device so that you can listen to your book anytime/anywhere – such as on a long drive, while doing laundry, cooking dinner, etc. You’ll have 21 days to listen to the book and you don’t have to worry about returning it – the app will take care of that for you!

The only information you need to start checking out audiobooks is your 14-digit barcode number located on your ID card, which begins with “22783.” But, please note that you must have a library account set up in order for the app to work. So if you’ve never checked out a book before, please stop by the Circulation Desk to set up your library account.

By the way, signing up for a library account and checking out an audiobook are two challenges you can easily complete in order to enter our Library Challenge contest! Suggest an audiobook that you think the library should have and you’ll complete another challenge.

Below are just a few of the titles we offer in audio format. If you have any questions about using the Cloud Library app or accessing audiobooks, please ask us. Happy listening!