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Column: New audiobook tool helps listeners customize experience

| Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
Pam Richter is the technology and marketing librarian at the Baldwin Borough Public Library. Follow the library on Twitter @BBPL, on Facebook Like the Baldwin Borough Public Library and you can email Pam at richterp@einetwork.net
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Pam Richter is the technology and marketing librarian at the Baldwin Borough Public Library. Follow the library on Twitter @BBPL, on Facebook Like the Baldwin Borough Public Library and you can email Pam at richterp@einetwork.net

Many people may be familiar with OverDrive, the library's eBook lending site as a great place for eBooks and eAudio. But for those who don't want to wait for a title to become available, there's another great eResource available for audio books.

OneClickdigital has thousands of audio books available with no waiting. More than 3,000 titles are available at your fingertips. Additional titles are constantly added to the site. There have been some recent updates to OneClick to make the site more visually appealing.

Oneclick can be accessed on a Mac, PCs or as an app on your Apple or Android device.

To get started using OneClick you can find it on your library's website under eResources, or a similar place that you would find Hoopla or OverDrive. Each website has it in a different location, so just look around or ask your local librarian for help. Or if you would like to use it as an app on your device, visit the Google Play or iTunes Store to download the app.

The first time using OneClick, you will need to sign up using your library card number, an email address. You'll also need to create a username and password. Once you have registered with OneClick you will only need your username and password to sign in when you return.

There is an option to browse by different genres including fantasy, biography, politics, sports and much more.

Additionally you can browse by categories such as most popular, best sellers and newly added. These can be helpful if we aren't exactly sure what we are looking for and might not know what title we want to listen to next.

Additionally, we can search by a number of fields including title, author and even the narrator. When it comes to audiobooks, a good narrator can make the experience more enjoyable. With this search field, you are able to find your favorite narrators.

Items can be borrowed for 21 days and you can have 10 items out at one time. If you are a fan of audiobooks be sure to check out OneClick.

Pam Richter is the technology and marketing librarian at the Baldwin Borough Public Library. Follow the library on Twitter @BBPL, on Facebook Like the Baldwin Borough Public Library and you can email Pam at richterp@einetwork.net

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