Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Driving to Grandma's? Take an Audiobook.

Is it a long drive over the river and through the woods? Take along an audiobook to keep you awake and entertained.

Audiobooks are located in the IMR at the Learning Resources Center (LRC), which is between the KUC and the Business/Aerospace building (see map here), but start your search in the Voyager catalog.

You can search by title if you are looking for a specific book. Here is what the record will look like:

Audiobooks have the [sound recording] label in the title. Be sure to write down the Call Nmber and take note of the Status. Audiobooks with call numbers that begin with G are CDs, while those that begin with A are cassette tapes.

If you don't have a specific book in mind, browse the whole list by perfoming a keyword search in the catalog for "audiobooks." Sort the results by Publish Date Descending (a drop down box is above the list of results) to view the newest offerings.

Need a regular book to read while everyone else watches football? Make sure to check out the Popular Books Cart in the library atrium.

If you need help finding something, ask us.


Crazy for Audiobooks said...

If you've never read the Harry Potter books, they are a fabulous listen--the narrator, Jim Dale, is the BEST! The first book, HP and the Sorcerer's Stone, is available now.

Crazy for Audiobooks said...

Also, all the Chronicles of Narnia books by C. S. Lewis are great audios, read by actors such as Kenneth Branagh, Michael York, Lynn Redgrave, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Northam, and Patrick Stewart.