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Download eAudiobooks Quickly with NetLibrary Media Center

Download eAudiobooks Quickly with NetLibrary Media Center



mp3For more than 8 years, the Davenport Public Library has offered patrons the free option of downloading “eAudiobooks” (online digital versions of audio-books) through NetLibrary, one of the premiere electronic book distributors. Throughout the years, this feature has changed to keep up with the times, most recently allowing patrons to download copies to portable MP3 players. The Library is pleased to announce another enhancement of downloadable eAudiobooks – NetLibrary Media Center.


The NetLibrary Media Center is a full-featured desktop application that allows library patrons to easily search, manage, transfer, and listen to downloadable eAudiobooks. The free software application allows users to connect to NetLibrary, then download and begin listening to eAudiobooks with just one click.


The Media Center combines familiar user functions available from NetLibrary’s web-based platform to browse, search, and check out materials, and adds enhanced features and functionality – such as a full-feature audio player; seamless download to a portable listening device; a new, feature-rich, easy-to-use interface; and desktop access to Davenport Public Library’s entire eAudiobook collection, now topping more than 9,000 titles!


To download and listen to an eAudiobook, users must first create a free NetLibrary account at the Library (Main Street or Fairmount Street). Once the account has been created, users can log into the Library’s collection from any computer with Internet access – home, school or work – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find the latest bestsellers, book club favorites, timeless classics, and award-winning literature on the Internet in an easily accessible format for listening anytime, anywhere.


To find out more about Davenport Public Library’s electronic book collections, visit, and click on the “Downloadable Music, Audio, Video, and E-Books” link on the left-hand side of the page. If you would like help setting up an account, contact the Reference Department at 563-326-7844.


View an online demonstration of the new Media Center, compliments of NetLibrary. (Large file).

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