Answered By: Christopher Schiff Last Updated: Mar 15, 2015 Views: 20
The library has very few books on CD or tape: mostly items such as poets reading their own work. We are, however, participants in the Maine Infonet Download Library.
This service allows users to "check out" audiobooks by downloading them to their iPod, iPad, MP3 player, computer, or -- in some cases -- by burning them to CD. The loan periods are 7 or 14 days. The one drawback to burning these to CD is that a typical book can be 12 or more CDs. However, if your MP3 player or iPod can plug into your home or car stereo, this service works remarkably well. Plus your books are returned automatically at the end of your loan period, so no fines!
One other way to obtain audio books is to do a "word" search in the Maine Infonet catalog with the phrase "sound recording" and some other word(s) that describe your book interest: title, genre, author, etc.