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Downloadable is Listening Books' audiobook download service which is available to all members. Titles can be downloaded to a portable device in order to listen on-the-go. So if you struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness or disability, why not listen instead?

Thousands of titles are available, with a range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children, including the Harry Potter series and bestselling Hunger Games trilogy. Members can download at least 2 different audiobooks at any one time and can choose their own lending period. With our online service there is no need to worry about breakage, loss or waiting for delivery of titles as audiobooks are automatically returned. It's easy to use and full instructions are included in members' welcome packs. Our friendly library team are on hand should you require any assistance.

If you are already a Listening Books member visit Downloadable from this website then follow the simple instructions. Alternatively, you can view a short instruction video on this page, or if you'd like to see more detailed instructions, please follow this link.

Our audiobooks are available in two formats: as MP3s or DRM-protected WMA files:

MP3s: These titles can be directly downloaded to a PC, Mac, portable Apple device or Android phone as well as many other mp3 players.

WMAs: These can be transferred directly to a PC and a selection of portable devices. If you have an iPod or similar Apple device, you will need to download the title to your PC first before transferring it across. Unfortunately these DRM-protected WMA files are not Mac or Android compatible and the only tablet they will currently play on is the iPad.

If you aren't yet a member of Listening Books and you struggle to read or hold a book due to illness or disability, join here to gain access to all of our fantastic titles - available any time


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Listening Books members can download thousands of fantastic titles to an iPod or other portable player!

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MP3 CDs!

Members can choose from a huge selection of MP3 CDs which we send through the post.



Members can listen to over a thousand audiobooks live and direct from this website through internet streaming.

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