April 2015

eBranch · eAudiobooks

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Eaudiobook Services Comparison Chart

Details Overdrive RBdigital 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, the RBdigital Media Manager. No plugins are needed to listen to Hoopla audiobooks..
Are apps available for my mobile device? Yes, the Libby app for iOS and Android devices and the Overdrive app for iOS Android, Kindle Fire/HD, Nook Color/Tablet, and Windows 8/10 devices. Yes, the RBdigital Media Manager for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS and Android devices.
What devices are compatible with the collections? Please refer to Overdrive's device profile page and the Libby app page for details about supported devices. The list of supported devices is available here. The list of supported devices is available in 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 RBdigital. 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? Customers can have a total of 20 items checked out from Overdrive regardless of format. 20 Customers have a checkout limit of 10 downloads per month. Hoopla also has a daily limit for downloads which resets at 8:00 pm. Please try after 8:00 pm, or the following day, if you receive this message: “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow.”
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. You may have up to 20 items on hold. 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? The Renew option becomes available three days before a title expires and appears next to the title on your Checkouts page. If the title already has holds, you can't renew it, but you can request it again. 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
Can I recommend titles for purchase? Yes, you may recommend 5 titles every 2 weeks. No, RBDigital does not accept recommendations. No, Hoopla does not accept recommendations.
What if I have technical questions or problems? See the Help section of the Overdrive website. Libby app help resources are available here. You can also contact the Library's Virtual Information Center by phone (513-369-6900) or Email. See the Help section of the RBdigital 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.