Skip to main content Disability Resources

Find audiobooks (digital)

Get an audiobook for the road: enjoy a story, learn a language, or learn about a subject.

RBdigital

Access exclusive Recorded Books' audio titles, plus more than 1,000 classic and popular audiobooks.

RBdigital Audiobooks

Features

App
  • Control audio speed
  • Bookmark sections
  • Sleep timer
  • Title, Author and Publisher search
  • Wishlist
  • Place holds
  • Track your checkout history
  • Listen offline
Download Digital Audiobook
  • Download entire audiobook
  • Listen offline
  • Available for 21 days
  • 3 digital audiobook checkouts at one time
  • 3 renewals as long as there are no holds
  • Timestamped Bookmark
  • Requires one-time software installation

FAQ & troubleshooting

RBdigital Help

Who can use YC digital audiobook?

YC students, staff and faculty can access digital audiobooks on and off campus. Community patrons can access digital audiobooks on campus.

Do I need an account to download digital audiobook?

Yes, if you are on campus you will need to click on RBDigital from the library’s website. In the upper right corner you will see the option to register. Once you have registered you can download digital audiobooks to your electronic device.

If you are off campus you will be asked for your YC username and password before being able to access the register link.

Can I listen to a digital audiobook without downloading it?

Yes, once you have checked it out you can play it through the RBDigital app without downloading.

How many people can access a digital audiobook at once?

While most publishers allow multi-user access, the number of simultaneous users varies for individual audiobook. In rare cases only one user at a time can download an audiobook (until the audiobook’s checkout time has expired or the audiobook is returned). Contact us if you have questions about a specific title.

What devices can I use to listen to digital audiobooks?

All digital audiobooks are laptop and desktop friendly. Offline reading on mobile devices is possible with the following apps: PC app, Mac app, Apple app, Google Play app, Kindle Fire HD app.

RBdigital's app download page