Are audiobooks available from Campbell Library?

Are audiobooks available from Campbell Library?

Unfortunately, not yet. We are actively working to add audiobook collections, but this process is still ongoing. In the meantime, here are some alternatives:

If some of the content you need for courses includes fiction, more popular materials, or other things more likely to be available as commercial audiobooks, the Gloucester County Library System does offer access to the Libby platform with a library card. This system includes these types of audiobooks and may be helpful. Many other public library systems do the same, if you don't happen to be in the Glassboro area.

For similar types of books, you may be able to search for and order audiobooks through Interlibrary Loan, using the EZ Borrow system. If you find an audiobook in EZ Borrow that you're not able to borrow there, also, you can try ordering it through the ILLiad system instead. It may take somewhat longer than EZ Borrow does, but has access to a wider range of libraries.

For more scholarly or otherwise hard-to-find materials, you could reach out to the Accessibility Services office about recording possibilities: successcenter@rowan.edu or (856) 256-4259

Alternately, the New Jersey State Library's Talking Book & Braille Center provides audiobook services either digitally or by mail. The registration does require medical documentation of a visual impairment or print disability, however, which can be problematic.

Another option, if you have readings in PDF format or if you can scan them to PDF format, is to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader's text-to-speech function. The text of a PDF will need to be processed with OCR to be able to be read aloud, but this can be done fairly easily using Adobe Acrobat, which IRT makes available for the Rowan community to download via Adobe Creative Cloud. While this option is of course less preferable than a human-read audiobook, it may be the most relatively simple and independent approach for more hard-to-find materials.

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2024

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