Playaway Digital Audio Books

The Playaway audio digital book is a new format which is now available for borrowing.

The Playaway doesn’t require a separate player – it comes ready to listen. No multiple CDs and no downloads – one entire unabridged story in a compact unit. Just pop in one AAA battery and a set of earphones, press ‘play’ and listen straight away.

The Playaway is smaller than a pack of cards – so you can fit a whole book in your pocket. Great for travelling. It has digital quality sound and up to 80 hours of playing time. The Playaway can be used with most headphones, speakers and car adaptors. The time remaining and battery level will display on the LCD screen.

No technical knowledge is needed – Playaway’s friendly features mean you can bookmark you favourite points and control the speed of the narrator’s voice. It even remembers your place when it’s turned off.

So what titles can you get on Playaway? How about Down under by Bill Bryson, Artemis Fowl by Eion Colfer or Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin ? Check out the full list of titles and reserve one today!

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Help Us Build a Better Library Web Site

The Library will be redesigning our web site and we want you to tell us how to improve it.

We want to know:
  • What do you want on our web site?
  • What are the best features of our current site?
  • What is not relevant?
  • What doesn’t work on our current site?
  • How could we improve our services to you online?
We will be running a series of short workshops (approximately 45 minutes each) with volunteers from the community to determine the most important features of the Library’s web site. We will use the results of the workshops to design a web site that is intuitive to use and focuses on our most useful services.

If you are a casual or regular user of the Library’s online services and can spare 45 minutes we would love to hear your views.

If you would like to be involved contact Martin Boyce on 9710 0237 or mboyce [at] for more information.