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WILBOR Audiobooks Now Available for Download!

The Ruthven Public Library announces a new free service, access to a collection of over 2,000 audiobook titles online.
WILBOR Audiobooks Now Available for Download!

Dowload and listen to a book today!

Now you can check out audiobooks from your library at your home or office!  As part of the WILBOR consortium, the Ruthven Public Library offers audiobooks for its patrons to download and listen.


Your library card is the “key” to downloading the audiobooks, from any computer that is connected to the Internet, at any hour of the day. 


From a website you can browse or search for a title you’d like to listen to, log in with your library card number, and download the title to your computer.  You can then listen to the book on your computer, or transfer to an mp3 player to listen.


“This is a great way to make the library’s resources available to our users August 1, 2009,” said Library Director  Nathan Clark.  “You don’t have to come to the library building to check out the audiobook, and you don’t have to return it.  The book automatically “returns” to the collection for someone else to borrow.”


WILBOR's collection has fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books for children and teens.  Bestsellers and classics, history and humor, business and self help--you'll find them all in WILBOR. 


Books will check out for 1 week and the file will "expire" on your computer after 1 week, but when the books are transferred to a portable player you can listen to them at your leisure.  Some titles can even be burned to CDs for your own, personal use.  Many of the current titles are in wma format but also offers some titles in .mp3 format, which can be transferred to iPod players.


The Ruthven Public Library is one of  84 libraries in western, central, and southern Iowa that participate in WILBOR.    For more information and to start downloading and listening, visit the WILBOR website at you don’t have a card from the Ruthven Public Library, call 712-837-4820  or visit the library.



This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.