Chicago Joins New York in Offering Audio Book Downloads from Home


Report from the Chicago Tribune about the success of the new book downloading program. A month ago, the Chicago Public Library quietly added a link to its Web site and waited for the tech savvy bibliophiles.

"New! Download Audio Books," the link promised since March 15.

That first day, 72 titles were downloaded to home computers and MP3 players from Chicago Public Library website download page.


Our consortium here in Mass. ( will start offering digital audio in July. The really big news is that Overdrive is going to start getting into downloadable video as well.