Help for Mac Users

My MacBook Etching - Courtesy of user -- ldanderson --


OverDrive has an FAQ section on their page specifically for Mac users. Go to their FAQ page and look for the Mac information found throughout the page. 


Note: The NetLibrary platform has been discontinued. Access is currently through the Recorded Books OneClickdigital platform. Information for Mac users has been requested, and will be placed here when it becomes available.


For Mac and Linux users, there are several websites that offer DRM-free mp3s of works in the public domain. Many of these are volunteer efforts, and so the quality may not be what you are used to in a commercial audiobook.

  • pairs “great literature and accompanying audio” and notes that by “putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word.”
  • Free Classic AudioBooks offers books in both mp3 and m4b formats.
  • LibriVox bills itself as “acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.” It offers a growing catalog of books read by volunteers. You can even volunteer to read a chapter yourself!
  • Classic Poetry Aloud offers a podcast of poetry readings.
  • Podiobooks offers free serialized audio books in a variety of genres.
  • Gutenberg Audio Books Project has both human and computer read audiobooks.
  • has a small selection of nonfiction works.
  • Audio Book Podcast Collection at openculture includes downloadable audiobooks from a variety of sources.