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About eAudiobooks

eAudiobooks can be downloaded and transferred to devices. Browse, checkout, download and listen through your PC, or download an app to listen on your tablet or smart phone.

Library members can borrow and download free eAudiobooks from three vendors; RBdigital, BorrowBox and Overdrive.

Check out the tabs below for more details.

Getting Started with RBdigital

Create a RBdigital Account

Before you can use RBdigital on a computer, tablet or phone to borrow and enjoy eAudiobooks you will need to create an account.
  • Click the Register link located at the top right of screen.
  • Complete the online registration form fields.
  • Click the Register button. Your account has now been created.
After checking out an item you can stream it from the RBdigital website.
  • Go to the “Checked Out” page under the three-lined “Menu” icon on the website
  • Click on the title you want to listen to.
  • Click on the CHAPTERS tab to listen to your eAudiobook.

Download Media Manager software

  • Choose the desktop app for your PC (Windows or Macintosh)
  • Save to your computer, then open the program to install.

Download an eAudiobook

  • Log in to your account on the RBdigital website.
  • Choose an audiobook, then click the CHECKOUT Button.
  • Click the DOWNLOAD button. Open the downloaded file with Media Manager.
  • Install the RBdigital app.
  • Select Country: Australia
  • Enter your username, tap Next. Note: You need to have created your account via the website before you can use the app.
  • Tap “City of Busselton”
  • Enter your password, tap Next.

Getting Started with BorrowBox

BorrowBox

Getting Started with Overdrive

All you need to get started is an internet connection, a City of Busselton library card and these three steps:

1. Find the Digital Collection

2. Borrow

Use your library card to borrow a title. Titles you’ve borrowed will appear on your Checkout page (under your Account).Borrow Overdrive eAudiobook

3. Enjoy

On your Checkouts page, you’ll find options for enjoying each borrowed title, like:Enjoy Overdrive eAudiobooks
To see these steps in action, watch the OverDrive overview video
For more help using OverDrive, go to the Overdrive FAQ’s, or go to OverDrive Help

RBdigital FAQ

You need to be a library member and have access to the Internet to browse and borrow items.
You can borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks using the RBdigital service.
The lending period is 21 days.
After checking out an item you can listen to it on your computer by streaming or downloading. Go to the “Checked Out” page under the three-lined “Menu” icon on the website, then click on the title you want to listen to.

To stream click on the CHAPTERS tab to listen to your eAudiobook.

To download, click the DOWNLOAD button and the eAudiobook will download to your computer. You will then need the RBdigital Media Manager to listen to your eAudiobook.

Download the RBdigital app from your app store to download and listen to borrowed items on your device.
Items automatically expire once the lending period ends. If you would like to return your audiobook titles early, go to the “Checked Out” page under the three-lined “Menu” icon on the website, click the “X” in the upper-right corner of the titles card, and click “OK” in the message that appears. In the RBdigital Media Manager, click the “Return” button under the title information.
Please see RBdigital Help:
RBdigital Help

BorrowBox FAQ

You need to be a library member and have access to the Internet to browse and borrow items from BorrowBox.
You can borrow up to 6 eAudiobooks using the BorrowBox service.
The lending period is 14 days.
BorrowBox eAudiobooks work with software you already have on your computer. Simply import your eAudiobook downloads to iTunes or Windows Media Player on your home computer and transfer them to your favourite MP3 player.
Download the BorrowBox app from your app store to download and listen to borrowed items on your device.
Items automatically expire at the end of the lending period. No late fees!
Please see BorrowBox Help:
BorrowBox Help

Overdrive FAQ

You need to be a library member and have access to the Internet to browse and borrow items.
You can borrow up to 10 items using the Overdrive service (this includes eBooks and eAudiobooks).
The default lending period for new accounts is set to 14 days, however, you may increase this to 21 days in your account settings if you wish.
You can read eAudiobooks from Overdrive using a computer immediately after borrowing an item. Just click the LISTEN button once you’ve borrowed an eAudiobook and you will be able to listen to it using Overdrive Listen. OverDrive Listen is a streaming audiobook player, so you’ll need an active internet connection to use it. If you’d like to listen to audiobooks without an internet connection, you can still use the OverDrive app to download and listen to the MP3 format of the audiobook.
Download the Overdrive app from your app store then download borrowed items from the Overdrive website to your device.
Items are automatically returned once the lending period expires. No late fees!
Please see the Overdrive Help website:
Overdrive Help