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Does the library have audiobooks?

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2012  |  270 Views

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There are a few audiobooks located in the Music Library (in Gorgas) and the McLure Education Library. You are welcome to stop by and take a look; please let us know if you need help finding them.

Here's one way to use Scout to search for audiobooks:

  • Go to the UA Libraries website and select "Scout" (or go directly to www.lib.ua.edu/scout)
  • Search for a keyword, title, author, etc.
  • Use the options on the left side of the page to limit your results (you might try Catalog Only, which limits results to items in the Libraries' collections, and Source Types>Audio)
If you aren't looking for anything in particular and just want to see what's available, this should give you an idea: Scout audiobook search (not all of the audiobooks may appear, though).

The Tuscaloosa Public Library has many more audiobooks in its collection and also offers downloadable audiobooks through a service called Overdrive. You can read more about the service and see what's available from the digital library page of the TPL website.  If you live off campus and have proof of local address, you can get a TPL card at no charge with picture ID and proof of your current local address.  On-campus students may get a card for a one-time, refundable $10 deposit. 

Project Gutenberg, a collection of free electronic books, offers some audiobook downloads (although most free services like this only offer access to older titles in the public domain). Another option is using the UA Libraries' Interlibrary Loan service to request titles not held by the library.

Please let us know if you need help finding audiobooks.

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