Library Faculty Recommendations: eAudiobooks

Written by Harold Henkel, Assistant Librarian

Recorded Books logoIf you have ever found your self lamenting the time spent commuting to and from work, the University Library has an answer: eAudiobooks. With 2,080 titles in our collection, there is something for every taste. Subjects covered include biography & memoir, business, classics, government & politics, health & medicine, history, lectures, mystery, popular fiction, religion & spirituality, and science fiction. The collection also includes the complete Bible (with deuterocanonical books) and 162 foreign language and ESL courses by Pimsleur Language Programs. All of these audiobooks, except for the language programs, are narrated by professional actors and are a pleasure to listen to in your car or on your morning run.

Pimsleur logoTo use eAudiobooks, you will need to set up a free account inside this database. If you already have an account in netLibrary, you can use this username & password, since eAudiobooks is part of netLibrary. Once you have an account, you can download titles to your Windows Media Player and then sync them to your mp3 player. Unfortunately, eAudiobooks are currently not compatible with iTunes. eAudiobook files will play for 21 days from the download date and can be renewed online.

While listening to books is a different experience from reading, the Library’s eAudiobook collection is one way for overworked students (and faculty) to reconnect with books purely for enjoyment.