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Audiobooks: How to Find Them

Guide to finding audiobooks in digital format and on CD through Booth Library

Audiobooks and Digital Audio at Booth Library

Booth Library has three collections of audiobooks:
  1. The Digital Library of Illinois offers an online collection of popular fiction and nonfiction audiobooks that may be downloaded to your personal computer or mobile device.  The DLIL also offers ebooks and streaming video.
    See all audiobooks in the Digital Library of Illinois
  2. The Ballenger Teachers Center (BTC) has a collection of popular fiction audiobooks on CD.
    See all BTC audiobooks
  3. The Media Collection, located on the 4000 Level of Booth Library, offers another small collection of CD audiobooks.
    See all CD audiobooks

How to find an Audiobook:

All audiobooks in Booth Library may be found in the Online Catalog using author, title, subject or keyword searches.   The catalog record for each audiobook will indicate how you may access the title (online download or CD).
The most efficient way to see lists of electronic audiobooks available through the Digital Library of Illinois is to browse or search that website directly.


To see what is available in the Ballenger Teachers Center audiobook collection

do a keyword search using the word audiobook and limit the location to Ballenger Teachers Center.  

BTC search screenshot

When you have a list of results, narrow your search to the Audio CD format using the limits available on the right side of the screen. 
See the current list of the audiobooks available in the Ballenger Teachers Center.

Library catalog search for "audiobook" in the Ballenger Teachers Center

To see what is available in the 4000 Level audiobook collection...

catalog screen grab

Limit to Audio CDs location​Limit the results to the Location: Audio CDs on the right-hand side.
Books that have accompanying CDs are included. 
See the current list of the audiobooks available on the 4000 Level.

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