Looking for a good book? Ask at the Reference Desk for a suggestion or two. Whether you are a reader who likes romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction or historical books, our librarians can assist you in finding that next great read.
Many of these narrators can either be found in Overdrive downloadable audio, Playaways or Books on CD. The titles following the authors’ names are just a few examples of what is available here or in NOBLE.
With the OverDrive downloadable collection provided by the NOBLE network, Beebe Library patrons can access a growing selection of ebooks and audiobooks, fiction and nonfiction, for adults, kids, and teens. Browse or search NOBLE’s online digital collection and then download titles to your computer, smartphone, ereader, or other device.
Need help? OverDrive has information to get you started:
- OverDrive’s main help section has plenty of easy-to-understand basics tailored to your specific device, with links to informative videos and step-by-step instructions.
- The Compatibility Guide – will help you determine which of the most popular devices can be used with our OverDrive service. They also have an extensive complete list at the Device Resource Center with links to information and support about each device.
- OverDrive also has a number of printable cheat sheets to help you get started, depending on which device you have. There are general flyers for using OverDrive on an ereader, smartphone or tablet, as well as Kindles. They also have specialized flyers for Android users, iOS devices, and the Kindle Fire.
- You can also e-mail NOBLE’s OverDrive tech support staff with specific questions via their support page. And by all means contact us at Beebe Library if you have questions or comments.
Need more help?
Sign up for a personalized session with one of our trained library staff to walk you through the process of downloading to your device. Sessions are available Mondays at 7:00 pm, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, and Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Sign up by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2, or e-mail us at email@example.com
OverDrive is now available for Kindle users!
As of September 2011, OverDrive is also now available for Amazon Kindle users! Browse our collections, check out a title, and then transfer it to your Kindle. For more information, check out Amazon’s web site or the announcement from OverDrive. There is also a nice YouTube video to help you get started.
As a Massachusetts resident you can also access the large OverDrive collection made available by the Boston Public Library to all residents of the Commonwealth. You need a valid library card, but you can easily register online for a Boston Public Library card which will allow you to download BPL’s audiobooks and ebooks as well.
Expanded Selection of iPod Compatible Audiobook Titles Available
Overdrive, the company that supplies Beebe Library’s collection of free downloadable audiobooks, has announced that it is expanding its selection of iPod-compatible audiobook titles for libraries by making the vast majority of existing audiobook titles on library download websites playable on iPod® and other Apple® devices after a simple upgrade of OverDrive’s free, easy-to-use audiobook software.
If you like listening to audiobooks, take a look at this new library service! You can browse through a collection of audiobooks including fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children, check them out with your library card, and download them for two weeks. You can listen to the books on your PC, or transfer them to an MP3 player. Some titles can also be burned to a CD.
Use this handy cheat sheet to help determine which devices are compatible with the e-books you download through the library.
Download Audiobooks — Browse or search our collection, download the special software you need, check out some books, and enjoy listening!