What do my patrons need to download audiobooks?

All patrons will browse and download directly at the Listen Up! Vermont site. Some libraries choose to download the MARC records for the titles into their catalogs, letting patrons know in the search process what is available in the collection. A link in the MARC record will take them directly to the web site.

PC – Patrons using a PC will need to download the PC version of the OverDrive Media Console. This piece of software facilitates a patron’s check in and check out process, and manages the download and transfer of titles. Downloading the OMC only needs to be done once (on each computer a patron might be using), and can be the most time-consuming step. Make sure to give your patrons the assurance that it is much quicker the second time!

Once the OMC is downloaded, patrons will need to decide whether they are going to listen to the title on their computer, burn the title to cd, or transfer to a compatible device. Patrons with a PC and a compatible device may download and transfer mp3 titles.

Mac — Patrons using a Mac will need to download the Mac version of the OverDrive Media Console. This piece of software facilitates a patron’s check in and check out process, and manages the download and transfer of titles. Downloading the OMC only needs to be done once on each computer a patron might be using.

Once the OMC is downloaded, patrons will need to decide whether they are going to listen to the title on their computer, burn the title to cd, or transfer to a compatible device. Patrons with a Mac and a compatible device may download and transfer mp3 titles.

Audiobooks may be directly downloaded to portable devices such as a an iPhone or a Andriod. For a complete list of compatible devices, click here