E-audiobooksLast updated: 22 January 2013 15:31 UK
The library is offering a fantastic service called OneClickdigital, where anyone with a Portsmouth library card can download e-audiobooks for free. Choose from a great selection of titles, then download an audio book to your PC or Mac. You can listen to it straightaway, or you can transfer it to an iPod or MP3 player. It is available from home, or indeed anywhere in the world where you have a computer and an Internet connection. There are hundreds of titles to choose from, all of them complete and unabridged, including books by Chris Ryan, Sue Townsend, Alison Weir, and many more!
How to get started
Go to the OneClickdigital website. New users will need to create an account. Enter your Portsmouth library card number (including the E at the beginning) and fill in all the required fields. You only have to do this when you first join. Make a note of the user name you choose and your password, as you will need them when you login again in the future.
Once you have created your account, you can download up to 10 e-audiobooks at a time (this is in addition to any items you have on your library card). Each one will be on loan to you for three weeks. At the end of the loan period, you can either renew the e-audiobook, or it will automatically deactivate. There are therefore no overdue charges! If you have listened to a book in less than three weeks you can always return it early.
For easy downloads it is best to install OneClickdigital Media Manager. It is available on their website free of charge. If you are using the People's Network in a library you will not be able to use Media Manager, but it is still possible to download some titles manually.
- Use OneClickdigital.
For more information, see OneClickdigital's FAQs. It lists software requirements, and which portable devices you can use. There is also a selection of tutorial videos explaining how to get started. OneClickdigital is provided by W.F. Howes.
For any further help, contact the OneClickdigital support team by filling out the short form under their website's Support tab.