Borrow Audio Books FREE from your local library (via an App - BorrowBox)
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Borrow Audio Books FREE from your local library (via an App - BorrowBox)

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Found 7th Feb
I haven't actually subscribed yet but you can download audiobooks for FREE from your local library. They collectively use an App (as per my link) called Borrow Box.

Anyone used it? Any good?

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DescriptionThe BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and listen to your library’s eAudiobooks and eBooks anywhere, everywhere.
If BorrowBox is available through your local library you can simply login with your member details to access the library’s collection of eAudiobooks and eBooks.

BROWSING
* Grouped by age category
* Browse by genre or by specially curated lists
* Quickly find new releases
* Search by title, author and narrator
* Easily find similar titles you might want to listen to
* Listen to previews
* Get more info about the author and narrator
rental charges when you're late to return ;)?
Sounds like need a unique code from the library first to access it?
Progressismade7th Feb

rental charges when you're late to return ;)?


No.
Automatically deletes itself on return day.
Although, audio books aren't DRM protected.
I've used this before. Took a bit of working out how to download and log in etc. but it did enable me to read books from the library for free when the print books were out of stock.
Thanks OP

BorrowBox not compatible with my library's in Norwich but this got me googling and found Libby and RBdigital
I use Libby and Overdrive to access my local libraries selection of books and audiobooks. I used my very old library card which has a barcode on it it to register- took about 10 minutes to figure it out. Can borrow, return and renew online with no cost involved.
Pootled41 m ago

No.Automatically deletes itself on return day.Although, audio books aren't …No.Automatically deletes itself on return day.Although, audio books aren't DRM protected.


Haha... That's a bit silly of them not to encrypt?
thermomonkey33 m ago

Haha... That's a bit silly of them not to encrypt?


Yep, A straight mp3 file.
Pootled11 m ago

Yep, A straight mp3 file.


Lol!
Yeah, I use it, works fine.

Have to work out the login at first (library name + library card number + pin), but then is very easy after that.
my library has a poor selection of audio books, and the waiting list for anything worth a listen is months! Otherwise would be a very good app.

Hot.
"Borrow"

It's funny to see capitalists pathetically trying to cling to the past. I prefer to "borrow" my books from libgen, that way I have freedom
my local library (through the london libraries network) uses both the 'borrowbox' and 'overdrive' apps. best to search through the library's search system and then go to the required app. if you just use one app your book may be on the other, but all are in the library's search engine.

this app is basic but works.


i drive a lot so go through a lot of audiobooks. I use this one, overdive and audible. i read recently on twitter that ebook authors in the UK get more royalties from the libraries than if you buy direct from amazon as amazon pay so little. So i always check if an ebook / audio book is in my library before i buy from audible.
Leadpaperpaper8th Feb

my library has a poor selection of audio books, and the waiting list for …my library has a poor selection of audio books, and the waiting list for anything worth a listen is months! Otherwise would be a very good app.Hot.


Join a library in a different county.
They offer different books.
Pootled

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