I had a difficult time searching for audiobooks. I needed to know the title of the book in order to see if the library had an audiobook for that book. Since I just wanted to browse, I went to the library so that I could just look at them instead of guessing which books they would and wouldn’t have. I found that not only does the library have very sparse amounts of audiobooks, but they aren’t all in the same place to browse through. My suggestion is to try and collect more, and to make it simpler to find them. Make it so people can at least browse the audiobooks available online instead of finding a needle in a haystack.

You are correct that the library does not have a large number of audiobooks. This is a format that we do not actively collect as our collections are more teaching and research focused.

Since you wanted to browse an audiobook collection, maybe you are looking for popular books? If that is the case, the best suggestion I have for you is to check out your nearest public library. Library cards are generally free and most have collections of audiobooks.

If you are in Onondaga County, you might want to look at options from the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL): http://www.onlib.org/. In addition to physical audiobooks, OCPL, like many public libraries, offers a number of options for downloading audiobooks to various devices using services such as OverDrive and hoopla. For a full list of options for downloading, see: http://www.onlib.org/find/e-books-and-more.

The branch nearest to the SU campus is the Petit Branch, which is located at 105 Victoria Place (just off Westcott Street).


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