OverDrive Listen


A new feature is being added to our online eBook lending service. OverDrive, the DRM service for The Library Network’s eBook reading patrons, recently announced a new listening option for audiobooks, coming on Tuesday, May 19, called OverDrive Listen.

Similar to OverDrive Read for eBooks,OverDrive Listen will offer the same instantaneous reading options and ease of use. You’ll simply browse, borrow, and listen to the audiobook of your choice right in your browser with a single click. There are no downloads or software required; all you need is a compatible web browser.

Using OverDrive Listen, you can add bookmarks, take notes, or make highlights, as long as the item you’ve clicked to listen to stays open in your browser. (You will need an internet connection in order to use OverDrive Listen).

On May 19, this additional listening option will be automatically added to MP3 audiobooks in Ferndale Area District Library’s digital collection (at least where publishers permit).

Click here to start searching for loanable (downloadable) eBooks and MP3 Audiobooks.

For best results on a computer, you’ll need:

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • Mac OSX 10.9 or newer
  • A Chromebook (Chrome OS)

You’ll also need an up-to-date version of one of these web browsers:

If you’re using a mobile device, you’ll need:

  • Android 4.1+ (you’ll also need to use Chrome, not the stock browser)
  • iOS 7.0+

Right now, the following devices don’t work with OverDrive Listen:

  • Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX tablets
  • NOOK Color, Tablet, HD, HD+ tablets
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