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What is downloadable?Borrow Books through OverDrive, the Listening Books partner

Downloadable is Listening Books' audiobook download service. 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, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, why not listen to digital audiobooks 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. Audiobooks are automatically returned at the end of the lending period and members can even return titles early, meaning you could borrow up to 10 audiobooks each week. The download service is easy to use and full instructions are included in members' welcome packs, or available online through our FAQs page. Our friendly library team are also on hand should you require any assistance, so if you want audio books on your iPad, Android Phone or another device, they'll be able to help you get started.

If you are already a Listening Books member and would like to get started, click here to visit our catalogue, or alternatively our library team would be happy to offer help if needed. Contact them on 0207 234 0522 or email

All our audiobooks are available in the MP3 format and can be directly downloaded to a PC, Mac, portable Apple device or Android phone as well as many other mp3 players.

Join Now ButtonNEW: We now offer a selection of Read-a-long titles for younger members. These are picture based e-books that appear with the audio narration, so younger members can follow the text as the story is read.

If you aren't yet a member of Listening Books and you struggle to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty, join now 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 thousands of audiobooks instantly on a huge range of devices and computers, including Macs.

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