E-audiobooks

We have two e-audiobook lending sites. The books disappear after their loan period so you can’t get fines! Click below go to the websites or scroll down to find out more.


OneClickDigital e-audiobooks

Our new OneClickDigital website has around 420 e-audiobooks and is a good choice for modern UK titles.  It is available to all our library members.


Overdrive e-audiobooks

Our Overdrive website has around 1000 e-audiobooks and tends to be a more international collection.  The same site also offers e-books to read on screen, as well as e-audiobooks.  This service is only available to library members living within the York boundary, due to licencing issues.


OneClick Digital – how to borrow

On an Apple or Android tablet or mobile

Go to our OneClickDigital website and click register (or the person icon in the top right) to set up an account. It’ll ask you for your library card number (the one which starts Y000000). You’ll choose your own username and password. Next, go to your app store and install the free ‘OneClickDigital’ app. The first time you use the app it’ll ask you for your new username & password, and it’ll ask which library you want (tip: it’s York!). Now you’re ready to start downloading audiobooks to listen to on your new app.

On your PC or laptop, or MP3 player

Go to our OneClickDigital website and click register (or the person icon in the top right) to set up an account. It’ll ask you for your library card number (the one which starts Y000000). You’ll choose your own username and password. Next click the “Help” link and download the Desktop eAudio App for your computer. Log into the new software with your new OneClickdigital username and password.

Go back to our OneClickdigital website & checkout an eAudiobook. The eAudiobook will automatically appear in your OneClickdigital Media Manager to download & listen to on your normal music player, or transfer onto your device.

Need help?

See the help pages on the OneClick digital website. If you get stuck, you can contact the supplier directly from that webpage, or contact any of our libraries.

Overdrive – how to borrow

On a tablet or mobile

With an Apple, Android or Windows phone or tablet, you can download the audiobooks straight to your device by installing the free ‘Overdrive’ app from your app store. When you use the app for the first time it’ll take you through a process to set up a (free) Overdrive ID, then prompt you to pick York Libraries from an international list. Then you’ll be ready to start downloading audiobooks to listen to on the app. You’ll need your library card number and PIN.

On your PC or laptop

Got to the Overdrive website and log in with your library card number and PIN.

The simplest audiobooks to use are the ‘Overdrive Listen’ format which come up in your internet browser without any software downloads required. These books can be used on the public PCs in our libraries, as well as at home.

For the MP3 format audiobooks, you’ll need to download some free software, Overdrive, before you start downloading. This software is available in the ‘help’ section of the Overdrive website.

On MP3 players

Follow the instructions for PCs above, then transfer the books onto your device by dragging & dropping from the Overdrive software.

Need Help?

See the Overdrive help website, which has lots of helpful tips.  If you get stuck you can contact any library for help.