You can also access e-audiobooks through the Library Catalog. There, use the advanced search option by selecting "Advanced Search" on the right-hand side of the search bar.
You can browse the library's e-audiobooks in the catalog by performing a subject search for "audiobook."
Or if there is a specific book, author, or subject you are looking for, you can search for that information.
You will need to make sure that you have changed the "Material Type" to "Sound recordings."
Once you have search terms and have limited the results, click 'Search'!
Once you have results from the catalog, you will need to limit the search to "Audiobooks" located under the "Subject" search filters on the left-hand side. Then select "Downloadable Audio Books" to limit the search to e-audiobooks.
The remaining results will be e-audiobooks.
The EBSCO Audiobooks app allows users to view and listen to titles they currently have checked out of the library collection. Users cannot browse the collection through the app, but can listen to checked out titles offline and listen to the same title on multiple devices.
The EBSCO Audiobooks app can be downloaded for free through Google Play or iTunes.
To access checked out audiobooks on the app, you must log into the app with an EBSCOhost account. To make an account:
Titles checked out to your account should appear in the app and you can then download and listen to them.
In addition to searching for all audiobooks in the library catalog, you can search for audiobooks in just the EBSCO collection that can be used with the app.
To search the EBSCO Audiobook Collection:
Once you are in the database, you can search for keywords, titles, authors, and subjects like you would in other databases.
OverDrive (now updated to Libby) allows users to listen to titles they currently have checked out of the library collection. Users can browse the collection through the app, and can listen to checked out titles offline and listen to the same title on multiple devices.
The Libby app can be downloaded for free through Google Play or the Apple App Store. (It is also available for Kindle.) To access checked out audiobooks on the app, you must log into the app with a University of Illinois account. To access your account:
Please note: When you click the link to get the OverDrive app at the bottom of the university's Overdrive page, it will direct you to the Libby app. Libby is a newer version released by OverDrive, while the original OverDrive is the more "classic" version. The same digital library collection is available on both apps. Learn more about the two apps and their similarities and differences here.
The OverDrive database provides access to free, downloadable audiobooks within the library collection. Browse many of the libraries audiobooks for popular fiction and nonfiction in one place.
To search the OverDrive Audiobook Collection:
If you search for and borrow an item via the website, and you go to your bookshelf on the OverDrive page, you can listen to it in your current browser. You will also see a message letting you know that your loans are waiting for you in Libby, and can therefore open them in that app as well.