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Listen to Audiobooks for Free
I love books and I love audiobooks and ebooks even more! I listen to audiobooks in the car every day and have been able to make my commute something I actually look forward too!
I have had an Audible account for some time but Audible only gives me one credit each month to use without having to pay extra and because I can listen to 5 or more audiobooks in a month, it was getting really expensive!
When I discovered I could listen to audiobooks for free I was like a kid in a candy store! Audiobooks for free? Ebooks for free too? Sign me up!
How does Overdrive work?
Overdrive connects to your local libraries and delivers ebooks and audiobooks via the LIBBY APP. You can borrow eBooks and audiobooks instantly, for free, with Libby.
How to get started with Overdrive
1. Download the Libby App (Alternatively, you can also use the Overdrive app).
2. Signup for a Libby Account and add your library card! Don’t have a library card? Search for a local library through the app and signup for one. With more than 30,000 libraries in 40+ countries, chances are there’s a library near you.
You will most likely have to visit the library to get your actual card. I had to show my ID and proof of address as well to get a card. It was worth the 10 minutes I spent in the library to do this.
3. Start searching for books! They have thousands of ebooks and audiobooks ready to be digitally borrowed or put on hold (if it’s not available right now). You may add as many library cards as you want to have access to more selections.
4. Download your ebooks and audiobooks for offline reading, or stream them to save space!
Keep in mind your loaned books do have to be “returned” so you will only have a certain time frame to read or listen to them. I am not sure if it varies by library, but I have 3 weeks for each of my titles.
If you find you want to keep a book or you want to buy an audiobook that is not available or is on a long hold, you can check out Audible. They offer a 30 Day Free Trial which includes two free audiobooks. You can check it out here