Guide to downloading Borrowbox Audiobooks to a computer and MP3 player
If you are a member of Powys Libraries you can borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free, from Borrow Box. The most straightforward way to download Audiobooks is via the Borrowbox app for smartphones and tablets
If you prefer to listen to the Audiobooks on a computer, or transfer them to an MP3 player, follow the steps below.
Step 1 - Go to the website and login
Go to library.bolindadigital.com/powys and click Sign In (if you don't login now, you'll be asked to when you select a book).
Login with the number on the back of your library card and your library PIN
Your PIN is same one you use to log into the main library catalog. Depending on when you joined the library, you PIN is normally the last 4 digits of the phone number we hold for you, or 'changeme'.
If you have any problems with your PIN, contact your local library or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to help.
Step 2 - Choose an Audiobook and download it
Search for a book or use the tabs to browse either eBooks or eAudiobooks, and then target age group. Note that by default, the website shows the 'Featured' tab, which is a very small list - click on All Releases or Browse by Genre to see more.
When you have found an Audiobook you want, click on the book cover, and then 'Confirm eAudiobook Loan'. You have now checked out the item.
This title will now be visible beneath Active Loans/Reserves on the right side of your 'My Account' page.
On the Download page choose to download an eAudiobook either in a single download or in parts.
If you get a pop-up with options to Open, Run or Save your loan when you download, make sure that you select Save, otherwise the eAudiobook will not save to your computer properly.
Step 3 - Listen on your computer or transfer to an MP3 player
You can listen to the Audiobook on your computer or transfer to an MP3 player using your normal software eg Windows Media Player, iTunes, or software that came with your MP3 player.
If you have a CD player or speaker system with a USB slot, you should also be able to copy the audiobook to a USB stick and play it from there.
More help is available on the Bolinda website, or email email@example.com.
eBooks from Borrowbox
Find answers to frequently asked questions on the Borrow Box website. Go to library.bolindadigital.com/powys and click 'Help' near the top of the page.