Maryborough library assistant Niomi Gilby is looking forward to the introduction of audio books that can be downloaded as audio files.
Maryborough library assistant Niomi Gilby is looking forward to the introduction of audio books that can be downloaded as audio files.

Library offers free audio books

FRASER Coast libraries are embracing technology with the introduction of audio books as downloadable files.

Audio books have been available at the libraries on CD for years and have always been in high demand.

Making the books available as files to download seemed the next step to take, according to Fraser Coast regional librarian Jo Parker.

“Audio books are in high demand and a lot of people come in asking for them,” Ms Parker said.

“The downloadable audio books are sure to be popular and will come in a wide range, such as non-fiction, fiction, Australiana, youth, lifestyle and children books.”

The eAudiobook selection will include some of Australia's most borrowed and most notorious authors.

Among the authors available are Tara Moss, Kate Moreton, Matthew Reilly, Tim Winton, Thomas Keneally, Stephanie Meyer, Garth Nix, James Moloney, Isobelle Carmody, Tara Moss, Matthew Rielly and Di Morrissey.

Audio books are perfect for people who are on the move.

The files will be compatible with iPods and other MP3 players so people can listen to them while travelling, working or just relaxing at home.

Library members will be able to download any of the books onto their device for free from early September.

Customer education sessions will teach library members how the system works.

Check out the new eAudiobooks from September 6, available at all Fraser Coast libraries.



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