Houston Public Library wants to rock your earphones

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Cool Houston Library service that I never knew about (quote and image via Aaron at LongStation):

“Here is an “underpublicized gem” that Houston residents can enjoy (please check your local area for availability). The Houston Public Library offers a huge collection of Downloadable Audiobooks for easy access with your current library card. Here are the details:

* Your HPL PowerCard is required to download the audiobooks.
* The audiobook files are in Windows Media Audio format (WMA).
* Checkout period is 3 weeks.
* Users can check out 6 titles at a time.
* To listen, download the Audiobook to your PC and use your audio player.”

I know this isn’t really new news for most of you, but I am really stoked. Especially about the Pimsleur Language programs they have – I’m a big fan of the series, but not of the hundreds of dollars you have to shell out to buy them retail.

It’s been said before, but it bears worth repeating – the library rocks!!

2 Comments so far

  1. ChuckEye (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:29 am

    You should re-title the article, as WMA files won’t work on an iPod…


  2. katya (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 10:46 am

    Oh wow – good good catch. Updating now. THANKS!



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