Audiobooks & E-Media

AudioBookCloud allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just the click of a button. Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, nonfiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books. There are over 1,000 books in the constantly growing collection. These books are always available, never on hold and can be accessed without downloading any files. Simply browse, click and listen.

OverDrive Downloadable Audio and eBook Collections

Once downloaded, audio books can be enjoyed on a computer and transferred to popular devices such as MP3 players, iPods, Smartphones and more. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. Users may return eBooks early. From the comfort of home, card holders can browse the collection, check out and download eBooks – anytime, anywhere. eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac using free reader software called Adobe Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to reading devices like the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle.


The Library is now partnering with Hoopla Digital to give patrons online and mobile access to thousands of free movies, television shows, music selections, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.  Once their account is set up, Derby Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla mobile app on their Android or IOS device 24/7 for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. Click here to get started.


Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and a key provider of digital content to the library and school market. Books and Audiobooks titles from major publishing houses are distributed along with exclusive audiobooks titles produced by Recorded Books and narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides libraries with both digital content (through its proprietary RBdigital platform) and physical productions (which include CDs and MP3-CDs). Plus digital magazines, software training, continuing education courses, streaming movies, and language instruction are available as well as multiple reference and news services. For more info, visit