Listening to our Audiobooks
Members can borrow audiobooks on memory stick for a period of 8 weeks. A maximum of 5 memory sticks can be borrowed at one time.
Our memory sticks can be played on any USB player. These can be purchased from many online retailers, including the RNIB and Amazon.
For more information on how our service works click here.
Audiobooks can be streamed directly to a computer or mobile device from Play Calibre for a period of up to 28 days. If you use roaming, your data will be used to stream the book. As streaming is live, you are in control of what you choose to listen to, when you want to. Your audiobook will pick up where you left off, even if you login to your account from a different device. You can have up to 4 audiobooks in your streaming list. If you have any questions on the service please visit our FAQ page, but our Quick Guide below will you will tell you everything you need to know to get listening.
Our audiobooks are now available to download on the Dolphin EasyReader app. The app is free to download on iOS and Android and you have 28 days to download and listen to a book before it needs to be returned. All you need to login is your Calibre Audio membership number and password. For help accessing Calibre's collection on the app, please see our user guide below. If you have any questions about the service please visit our FAQ page, but for any issues with the app itself help is available on the Dolphin website here.
You can now borrow audiobooks to download and listen to on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive. The Libby app is free to download on iOS and Android. You have 21 days to download and listen to a book before it needs to be returned and you can download up to four books at a time. All you need to login is your Calibre Audio membership number and Pin Number (both of which are available from our Membership Services Team if you need a reminder).
This site is still in development so new titles are being added every month to build the collection. To learn more visit here. To browse the collection and download a book to the Libby app visit here.
For help with devices or troubleshooting then visit here.
RealSAM Pocket and Speaker
Calibre members who also have an In Your Pocket smart phone can use this to listen to our collection. In Your Pocket is a fully voice controlled smart phone that requires a monthly subscription to RealSAM. To learn more about it and how you can use it to access Calibre audiobooks click here.
You can also subscribe to RealSAM Speaker to listen to Calibre audiobooks on a Google or Alexa speaker. Further details are available here.
Calibre Audio remains a free service to qualifying members.