If you are struggling to hold or read a book due to an illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, our MP3 CD service could be for you. Members can choose from thousands of MP3 CDs sent to them directly through the post.
Whether you want to enjoy a treasured classic, or are seeking fantastic children's stories, we have something for everyone. Our members have unlimited access to our ever-growing postal library and can choose the titles they would like to listen to from a catalogue of over 4,500 fantastic audiobooks. You can search for your favourites and view the full list here. If you prefer, our knowledgeable library team can even make up a list on your behalf.
Our members can borrow 4 or more MP3 CD audiobooks at any one time, and exchange them as often as they like throughout their membership. As soon as one disc is returned, we will send another one straight out! All postage and packaging is free and there are no due dates or late fees to worry about.
We provide audiobooks to support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 - A-Level, as well as a large fiction library. Leisure and non-fiction titles are available for both adults and children.
What is an MP3 CD? MP3 CDs are similar to standard CDs but what sets them apart is that they can hold a lot more information; for example, an audiobook that may be ten standard CDs long can fit onto one MP3 CD. This is an advantage for our members as they no longer have to worry about changing the CDs or searching through numerous discs. MP3 CDs can be played on most modern CD players, DVD machines and computers. The MP3 CD will play continually but is also split up into five to ten minute sections so our members can stop listening at any time and find their place easily again.
MP3 CD players can be bought from most electrical retailers. If you are having trouble finding a player, please contact the library team: 0207 234 0522 or follow this link for a list of available players.
If you aren't yet a member of Listening Books, join here to gain access to all of our fantastic MP3 CDs. We also offer our books via streaming and downloading. Therefore, you can choose a membership option that suits your needs, you can borrow just MP3 CDs or have a combination membership.
Listening Books members can download thousands of fantastic titles to an iPod or other portable player!
Members can choose from a huge selection of MP3 CDs which we send through the post.
Members can listen to thousands of audiobooks instantly on a huge range of devices and computers, including Macs.