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Why should I join Listening Books?

Join Now ButtonIf you have an illness such as Parkinson's Disease, visual impairment, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, mental health difficulty or learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, which impacts on your ability to read or hold a book, you can join Listening Books to gain access to over 8000 fantastic audiobooks for leisure and learning, and the best thing is, you can choose from 3 easily accessible formats! Our library boasts fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and children. We support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-level and record many texts and study guides that are not available elsewhere in the audiobook format. Both individuals and organisations such as schools can join.

We are a postal and internet-based library service and membership starts from as little as £20 per year.

(If you would find it difficult to pay the membership fee, we have a limited number of free places available and may be able to help.
Please go through the online application form process and tick the box, indicating that you would struggle with the membership fee.)

So if you can't read, why not listen to audiobooks instead?

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How our downloadable service works. 1. Browse audiobooks online, add titles to your basket and proceed to checkout. 2. Download titles to your PC, then transfer to an iPod or other portable device to listen on the go!








All the books in our audio book library that are available to download are also available to stream. To listen to audiobooks online, simply choose your audiobook and press play. You can also use our app, powered OverDrive, to download books, all from just £20 per year.

Please visit Downloadable for more details and contact our library team if you would like any help choosing a portable MP3 player. We also offer our audiobooks through the post on MP3 CDs.

How our MP3 CD library works. 1. Choose from a huge range of titles. 2. We deliver straight to your door. 3. Keep as long as you like, with no late fees. 4. Return in the pre-paid envelope provided to get another!

From just £35 per year you will have access to our full library of MP3 CDs, with an allocation of four in circulation at any one time. We are constantly adding new titles to our library and you can borrow as many as you’d like throughout your membership.

For more information please follow the links below:
Information for adults
Information for primary schools
Information for secondary schools

Information for organisations

Join now for as little as £1.67 per month!

If your school is joining, click here for some handy tips on how the service can be used in and out of the classroom.

Please note, as we are a subsidised service, only those with an illness, disability, or special educational need are eligible to join Listening Books.

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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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Library enquiries: 020 7234 0522 /
Registered charity number: 264221 Patron: Stephen Fry
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