Desperately seeking listening material for your commute or workout? With your Chatham County Public Library card, you have access to more than 1,500 free downloadable audiobooks through OneClickdigital, yet another resource offered to North Carolina library patrons through NC LIVE (www.nclive.org).
These unabridged titles include fiction and nonfiction, classics and popular literature, and books for both adults and younger readers. You’ll find history and language-learning resources, self-improvement, as well as sheer entertainment.
Files will work with most iPods and WMA-compatible MP3 players, or you can listen through your computer. Depending upon restrictions set by publishers, some titles can be burned to CD after download.
The very best part? There are no damaged discs, none to misplace, and no overdue fees! Items check out for up to one week, can be renewed, and simply become inaccessible at the end of their checkout period.
To access this resource, start at the NC LIVE homepage. Look for the “Browse” heading near the middle of the page, and select the “Audio” icon. You will need to create an account the first time you visit, at the top right of the OneClickdigital homepage. (Look for the “Create New Account” link.)
Help resources are available from the tab on the homepage. Here you’ll find FAQs, links to tutorial videos, compatible devices, and helpdesk info. All the programs you’ll need for downloading and managing your audiobooks are readily accessible here, and you’ll also find directions for specific devices.