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How to Download an Audiobook from Wisconsin's Digital Library onto your Mac Computer

1) On the MORE online catalog (http://www.more.lib.wi.us), click on the (renamed and redesigned) Wisconsin's Digital Library link (http://dbooks.wplc.info)

Link from MORE catalog

   

2) Sign in using your MORE library card.

Sign In

  

3) To sign in, type your library's name or your library system and select it from the list.  In this example, Indianhead Federated Library System.

Enter library

  

4) Enter your entire library card number (without any spaces)and then click on Sign In.
(You must have an up-to-date MORE library card with less than $10.00 in fines to check-out.  If you do not have a library card, go to your local Wisconsin public library to sign-up for a card.  To find your local IFLS library, go to http://www.ifls.lib.wi.us/Default.aspx?tabid=150 or to find your closest local Wisconsin library go to http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisysdir.html#public.)

Enter library card number

  

5) You will be in your account after signing in.
Click on Setting to select your default lending options.

Set lending options

  

6) Click on Menu to find audiobooks to check out.  In this example, Nonfiction is selected.

Click on Menu

  

7) Below is a list of nonfiction audiobooks.  Books can be displayed by cover, grid or list.   Covers with a grayed out headphones icon in the upper right corner do not have an available copy to check out.

Audiobooks list

  

8) To find an available title, select Only titles with copies available from the pull-down menu.

Limit to available

 

9) Below is an example of an audiobook that is currently available.  Click on the cover to borrow or find out more information.

Click on cover

  

10) When you find an audiobook that is available that you want to checkout and download, click on Borrow.  Note the Available formats.

Click on Borrow

 You can find more information about the audio book by scrolling down.

Audiobook description

Audiobook information

  

11) Click on Download and then select your format if needed.  In this example, only MP3 Audiobook is available.

Click on Download

  

12) After you click on Download with the selected format, the file will save to your computer.  When the file in in your dock, click on the file.
You will need to download and install OverDrive Media Console before your download your audiobooks.  Click here for instructions.

File downloading

File in dock

  

13) The OverDrive Media Console program will open.  Click on OK.

Click on OK

   

14) The parts of the audiobook will begin to download.
Depending on your connection speed and the number of parts to the audiobook, it can take a long time to download.  Please be patient and wait for the entire audiobook to download. You will see the progress of the download toward the bottom of the OverDrive program.

Files downloading

   

15) The download is complete.  Click on Play to listen to the audiobook on your computer.

Download complete.  Click on Play.

  

16) The audiobook is now playing on your computer.

Audiobook playing in Overdrive

If you are on a shared computer, Sign Out of the Wisconsin's Digital Library web site when you are done.

Next - Transfer your audiobook to a portable device
or Back to Digital Downloads help