Audiobooks are complete books that have been recorded on either cassette, MP3, Spoken Word CD or Daisy Disc. Audiobooks may be borrowed by people of all ages who are unable to handle or read books due to a visual, physical or perceptual disability.
Players are available on loan to borrowers who do not have one of their own. Headsets are also available and are helpful for borrowers who have some difficulty hearing.
Home Library Service staff are happy to provide instruction to new borrowers in the use of equipment.
A wide variety of titles is available, including a selection of:
...over 15,500 titles in all. Print catalogues listing all the titles are available on loan.
An eligibility form, available from Home Library Service, must be completed before audiobooks can be borrowed.
Eligible borrowers are now able to sign the eligibility form themselves. This formality is required by the publishers of the books recorded in order to ensure that audiobooks are used only by people who have a print disability.
Registered borrowers who would like to select their own audiobooks can do so at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm, Monday - Friday.
Home delivery of audiobooks is also available.