April 2015

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Eaudiobook Services Comparison Chart

Details Overdrive OneClick Digital Hoopla
What kind of materials are in the collection? Unabridged and abridged MP3 audiobooks. Unabridged MP3 and DRM-free WMA audiobooks. Streaming unabridged and abridged audiobooks.
Is special software needed to listen to the audiobooks to my computer? Yes, the Overdrive desktop app. Yes, OneClick Digital Media Manager. Yes, Widevine Media Optimizer, an add-on for your web browser.
Are apps available for my mobile device? Yes, the Overdrive app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Nook Color/Tablet, and Windows 8 devices. Yes, the OneClick Digital app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS and Android devices.
What devices are compatible with the collections? The list of supported devices is available here. The list of supported devices is available here. The list of supported devices is available in the "Technical Questions" section of Hoopla Help.
Will I need my library card?* Yes and your PIN. Your card must be in good standing. Yes and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with OneClick. Yes and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Hoopla.
How many titles can be checked out at a time? 40 20 12
How long is the loan period? 7, 14, or 21 days Any loan period up to 21 days 21 days
Can I place holds on titles? Yes, if a title is checked out, you must put your name on a waiting list for it. Yes, but most audiobooks are always available; you don't have to put holds on them. Hoopla Digital titles are always available; you don't have to put holds on them.
Can titles be renewed? Titles can renewed once during the original checkout period if no one else is on the waiting list. Titles can be renewed once during the original checkout period. Titles cannot be renewed.
Can I accumulate overdue fines? No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically. No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically. No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.
Can I burn the audiobooks to CD? Yes, many can be burned to CD. No No
What if I have technical questions or problems? See the Help section of the Overdrive website and our New User Guides for audiobooks and the Overdrive app. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or Email. See the Help section of the OneClick website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or Email See the Help section of the Hoopla website. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or email.

*The Library now offers "downloadable only" library cards.

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