Girl with earphones listening to audioAn eAudiobook is a recording of a reading of a book which can be listened to on a computer or a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Hamilton City Libraries offer eAudiobooks through three platforms, BorrowBox, uLIBRARY and Wheelers.

BorrowBox

BorrowBox1,400+ eAudiobooks (and 4,000+ eBooks) are available through BorrowBox.

Borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks (and 5 eBook titles) for 14 days.

Preview both formats before downloading.

No overdue fees.

Reserve items out on loan (a reservation charge of $1 will be added to your library card).

View our brief user guide (PDF, 2.93MB).

Smartphone / tablet users can download the BorrowBox Library app from the App Store, Google Play or for your Amazon Fire. Sign in using Hamilton City Libraries (typing 'Ham' will bring up our full name), your library card number (CXXXXXXXD) and PIN.

Available for iOSAndroid and Amazon.

uLIBRARY

uLIBRARY logoeAudiobooks are now available from uLIBRARY.

Borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks for 14 days.

No overdue fees.

Reserve items out on loan (a reservation charge of $1 will be added to your library card).

Smartphone / tablet users can download the uLIBRARY app from the App Store or Google Play. Sign in by selecting Hamilton City Libraries, and entering your library card number (CXXXXXXXD) and PIN.

Available for iOS and Android.

Wheelers ePlatform

Wheelers ePlatform appeAudiobooks are now available through Wheelers.

Borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks for 14 days.

No overdue fees.

Reserve items out on loan (a reservation charge of $1 will be added to your library card).

View a brief user guide or get more information about Wheelers apps.

Available for iOSAndroidWindows devices and Amazon

Other sources of eAudiobooks

  • Podiobooks offers complete books in episodic form.

  • Open Culture has a very respectable collection of great audio books, mostly classics.

  • The Internet Archive has a very good collection of free audio books and poetry recordings from a eclectic variety of sources.

  • Librivox is an entirely volunteer-curated collection of free audio books that are in the public domain.

  • Learn Out Loud is a gigantic collection of free audio books, lectures, and educational podcasts.

  • Project Gutenberg offers thousands of free, public domain audio books.