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|Paynesville Press - March 9, 2005|
Library offers downloadable audiobooks
Beginning in March, booklovers can download audiobooks in the comfort of their homes by using the Great River Regional Library's website www.griver.org.|
Users of this service will need to set up a NetLibrary account at a branch of the Great River Regional Library, including the Paynesville Public Library at 119 Washburne Avenue. Users then can download up to six audiobooks in a three-week period from the NetLibrary site, which currently has 500 titles.
A 10-hour audiobook will take approximately 15 minutes to download with a fast modem connection and longer with slower connections. Once the audiobook is downloaded onto a home computer (using Windows Media Player (version 10), Music Match, or Nullsoft Winamp 5), the file can be transferred to a portable MP3 player. (Note: Apple's iPod doesn't work with the current software.)
The benefit to the library of this new service is being able to allow more users to access its material.
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