You must have a Mark Twain Library card in good standing to use either of these services.

Popular and classic audiobooks and eBooks for download from Overdrive

As a member of the Bibliomation Library consortium, the Mark Twain Library now offers a selection of popular and classic audiobooks for download using the free Overdrive Media Console application. These include fiction and nonfiction titles for adults, teens and children.

Most titles in this digital collection can be played on PCs, IPODs and other similar Apple products, most other MP3/portable audio devices, and many cell/smart phones.  A substantial number of titles can be burned to CDs. Other titles are in eBook format and can be read on an Computer, or an eBook device such as Nook, iPad, iPhone, Sony, or Android. Currently Kindles are not supported.

The loan period for all downloadable audiobooks is 14 days; they cannot be renewed.  If a title is not available for immediate download, it can be placed on a "wish list" and the patron will be informed when it can be borrowed. Quite a few titles are "always available" for download.

If you have not used this service before, please click here to get started; simple instructions will tell you how to download the Overdrive application, how to browse the digital audiobook collection, and how to download a desired title.

If you were already a regular user, but would now like to play the full catalog of downloadable titles on your IPOD, please click here for information on downloading the new version of Overdrive Media Console (v3.2)

iCONN's Downloadable Audio Books Service (free Digital audio books for Connecticut residents)

This audio books collection is a service of iCONN, the State Digital Library. Titles can be downloaded to PCs or Macs. From your computer, you can transfer the book to an iPod or other portable device.

To download audiobooks, you will need the Ingram Media Manager software. When you are ready to download your first audiobook, you will be given a chance to download and install the Ingram Media Manager.

Since this extensive collection is shared with many other public libraries in the state, there may be a wait for some titles.

Click here for additonal information or to view the collection.