Last week we had a refresher course on using NetLibrary with Windows Media Center. This week, we’re going to learn how to use a different software program to find and download NetLibrary audiobooks.

NetLibrary Media Center is free software that will allow you to browse, download and transfer NetLibrary audiobooks all in one program. Once you’ve downloaded the software, you do not have to visit netlibrary.com again.

Here’s how it works:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Download and install NetLibrary Media Center. If you are unable to complete this, please contact ITS.

2. Use NetLibrary Media Center to find an audiobook.

3. Download an audiobook. If you have an mp3 player, transfer the book to your player.

4. If you have any problems, ask for help in the comments.

Maybe you’ve successfully downloaded an audiobook from NetLibrary. Maybe using NetLibrary drives you mad. If it makes you feel any better, your friendly web-team members fall into both camps. Some days it is a breeze and other days you want to bang your head on the wall.

NetLibrary has made some changes recently, so this week is a refresher course on downloading audiobooks. Here’s the skinny:

NetLibrary offers WMA and MP3 audiobooks.

  • WMA means they cannot be played on an iPod.
  • MP3 books can be played on an iPod.

You will need software to use NetLibrary.

  • Windows Media Player
  • NetLibrary Media Center

You must register for an account with NetLibrary before you can check out a book.

NetLibrary how-to: step by step

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Download a NetLibrary audiobook.

2. If you have an mp3 player, transfer the book to your player.

3. If you have any problems, ask for help in the comments.