News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/10/2010
Subject :

iPod Users Access Free e-Audiobooks at the Palo Alto City Library
Contact : Mary Minto    650-329-2517

Palo Alto, CA – There is good news at the Palo Alto City Library for iPod and iPhone users. The Library has expanded its free e-audiobook selection to include Apple device compatible titles for readers on the go.

The Library subscribes to downloadable audiobook services from three providers: OverDrive’s Northern California Digital Library, Ingram’s MyiLibrary, and NetLibrary’s eAudiobook Center. All three services now offer many popular titles in the MP3 format playable on iPods and iPhones. Users of these devices can choose from a wide range of e-audiobooks, such as bestsellers and award winners, for their listening pleasure. Whether commuting, travelling, or just going about their daily activities, iPod and iPhone users will enjoy the freedom of mobility combined with the value of the Library’s free e-audiobooks.

Library cardholders can find these e-audiobooks listed in the library catalog, and can then access them directly from the link in the catalog. Customers can also browse and search the three downloadable audiobook services available from the Library web site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each service will indicate whether a title is downloadable to a Mac or a PC, and whether the title is iPod-compatible for transfer to an Apple device. With a library card, a computer, Internet access, and - if required - free downloadable software, customers can quickly and easily go from finding an interesting audiobook to listening to that book on their Apple device anywhere, anytime.

"Our Library customers have been waiting to enjoy free downloadable audiobooks on their iPods and iPhones," comments Librarian Jessica Goodman. "We are very pleased that the e-audiobook producers and our subscription services together now make it possible to offer the convenience and portability of so many e-audiobook titles to iPod and iPhone users."

Please visit the Library web site or call the Reference Desk at 650-329-2436 for more information about this and other Library services.