The Concord Public Library owns audio books in two formats - cassette and compact disc. We currently purchase only CD format but we also have more than 800 titles in cassette format. Altogether we have more than 1600 spoken word titles including classic fiction, mysteries, science fiction, best sellers, instructional, nonfiction titles and titles for children. Titles can be checked out for 28 days and cannot be renewed.
Cardholders can use this service to check out up to three titles at one time, download the titles to their PC computer and then listen to them or transfer the titles (Windows Media Audio format) to their MP3 player for their listening pleasure wherever they may be. Some of the titles are also burnable to CDs.
There are more than 2,100 titles available including biography, thrillers, children's literature, language instruction, young adult fiction and nonfiction. The vendor for this service has just started carrying a few titles in a new format that is compatible with the iPod players. At the present time the New Hampshire downloadable audio book collection is not offering any of these titles to their users. They do hope to be able to add them in the future.