Answered By: Anna Harper
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2022     Views: 417

The University of Denver Libraries has started collecting downloadable audiobooks via Overdrive. We have a small collection of 100 titles to start, but the collection will be built based upon recommendations from DU faculty, students, staff, and alumni. You will need a valid DU ID and passcode to access the collection and to make recommendations.

Note: Each patron is limited to three recommendations a month, and please note the types of publications we will not purchase listed at the end of this answer.

Here is the link to the Overdrive Homepage.

For help downloading audiobooks from Overdrive, consult the Overdrive Audiobooks Help page.

To search for an audiobook, type the author or title into the search box:

Search for "Jane Austen" in DU OverDrive interface

If the book you want is available, click on the item.  If you don't see the book you want by that author, click on "Add titles you can recommend"...

Overdrive results, highlighting "Add titles you can recommend" button

...identify the title you want (we won't buy alternate versions of a title we already own - see list of exclusions below) and mouse over the image...

OverDrive page with audiobooks you can recommend to the DU library on "Recommend"...

Audiobook example with the "Recommend" button highlighted.

...type in your DU ID and passcode, and select the notification option, then click "Recommend this title."

"Recommend this title" page

If we don't own any of the authors or titles you want, click on "Add titles you can recommend"...

Search results page, highlighting the "Add titles you can recommend" button

...and make a selection:

Overdrive "make selections" page

Due to the limitations of Overdrive, we are unable to exclude certain types of publications. For now, we will not order the following:

  • Juvenile non-fiction (we will include juvenile fiction for now because that is how Harry Potter is classified – we’ll keep an eye on that category)
  • Self-improvement/Self-help
  • New Age
  • Children
  • Pets
  • Careers

Also, we won't order:

  • Abridged books
  • Alternative editions of title already owned (if we own one version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we won’t order another version)

For help downloading audiobooks from Overdrive, consult the audiobook help page.