An eAudiobook is a recording of a reading of a book which can be listened to on a computer or a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Hamilton City Libraries offer eAudiobooks through the BorrowBox platform.



  • 400 eAudiobooks (and 900 eBooks) are available through BorrowBox
  • Borrow up to 5 eAudiobooks (and 5 eBook titles) for 14 days
  • Preview both formats before downloading
  • No overdue fees
  • Reserve items out on loan (a reservation charge of $1 will be added to your library card)
  •  View our brief user guide (PDF, 1.55MB)

Smartphone / tablet users can download the BorrowBox Library app from the App Store, Google Play or for your Amazon Fire. Sign in using Hamilton City Libraries (typing 'Ham' will bring up our full name), your library card number (CXXXXXXXD) and PIN.

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Other sources of eAudiobooks

  • Podiobooks offers complete books in episodic form
  • Open Culture has a very respectable collection of great audio books, mostly classics
  • The Internet Archive has a very good collection of free audio books and poetry recordings from a eclectic variety of sources
  • Librivox is an entirely volunteer-curated collection of free audio books that are in the public domain
  • Learn Out Loud is a gigantic collection of free audio books, lectures, and educational podcasts
  • Project Gutenberg offers thousands of free, public domain audio books

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