WILBOR is a consortium of more than 100 Iowa libraries which provides downloadable audiobook and eBook services to the patrons of participating libraries. This service is managed by four regional service areas (Northwest, Central, South East, and East Central) and financed by local libraries. This service allows YOU to have access to audiobooks on your schedule - day or night. WILBOR launched an audiobook collection on June1, 2008 and an eBook collection on December 1, 2010.
Your library card is the “key” to downloading audiobooks and eBooks 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 / read to the book on your computer, or transfer to a compatible device.
Downloaded audiobooks will be in Windows Media Audio (.wma) and MP3 formats, compatible with most MP3 players. Unfortunately, not all audiobooks available on WILBOR are compatible with iPods, but the selection is growing all the time! Downloaded eBooks will be in EPUB and PDF formats. For a list of compatible devices, click here.
If you have any questions about this service, please contact Misty Gray.