eAudiobooks

eAudiobooks are books that you can listen to on your smartphone, iPod, MP3 player, tablet or computer. We have thousands of titles to choose from. 

To borrow an eAudiobook you will need a Toowoomba Region Libraries membership number and a PIN. If you are currently not a Toowoomba Region library member, you can join online for free here.

 

eAudiobook platforms

We have 2 eAudiobook platforms: BorrowBox (Bolinda) and RBdigital.

  • RBdigital: The majority of titles available from our  RBdigital platform have no waiting periods, you can borrow and checkout titles immediately.
  • Borrowbox: Our BorrowBox platform continues to provide a great range of titles that are suitable for junior, young adult and adult audiences.

Each platform will permit four eAudiobook loans any one time. Note: Borrowbox will count reservations as a loan.

Online help tutorials

Online tutorials to help guide you through set up on your device, borrowing and listening to eAudiobooks are available for BorrowBox and RBdigital.

 

Listening to eAudiobooks on mobile devices

RBdigital and Borrowbox apps are available in the Apple App store or Google Play for Android devices. The RBdigital app is also available for Amazon Kindle Fire.

For help on setting up your device and getting started using RBdigital follow our online tutorial to guide you through the process.

rbdigital logoHow to set up the RBdigital mobile app

RBdigital is a free mobile app that enables our library members to borrow and download eAudiobooks and eMagazines. The app incorporates a dedicated eMagazine reader and an eAudiobook player.

  1. Install the RBdigital app.
  2. Choose Country – Australia.
  3. Tap Create Account to enter your account information
  4. Enter Library Information
  5. Enter your library card number (barcode) and PIN
  6. RBdigital Account Information
  7. Create username - eg your library card number
  8. Create and Confirm password
  9. Personal Information
  10. Enter first name
  11. Enter last name
  12. Enter and Confirm email
  13. Tap Register
  14. Your RBdigital app will open to the Home Screen. Scroll for content or tap the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner for additional options.

 

Browsing and borrowing

  1. Select Explore to browse titles by categories, genres, authors and narrators.
  2. Checkout a title.
  3. Select Download.
  4. Listen (Play) your eAudiobook using the RBdigital app on your mobile device.

Managing your loans

Loan limits and renewals

You may borrow up to 4 eAudiobook titles for 14 days. Loans may be renewed twice.

Renewing loans and returning titles early

  1. Open Checked Out from the menu.
  2. Tap or click the title cover.
  3. Select Return to return the title or Renew to renew your loan for another 2 weeks.

 

Getting help

Help, tutorial and troubleshooting

Extensive help, frequently asked questions and a tutorial can be found in Help from the RBdigital platform or within the RBdigital app.

For help on setting up your device and getting started using BorrowBox follow our online tutorial to guide you through the process.

 

borrowboxInstructions for installing and setting up BorrowBox

Setting up Borrowbox

  1. Install and Open Borrowbox
  2. Setup your account:
    • In the Library panel and start typing Toow and tap Toowoomba Region Libraries when it appears.
    • Enter your library card number in the “ID/Barcode” panel
    • Enter your library PIN in the “PIN/Password” panel
    • Tap Sign in
    • Tap Agree to agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
    • Enter your email address in the “Complete Registration” screen and tap Done

 

Browsing and Borrowing

Use the navigation bar to browse eAudiobook titles by category, genre or keyword search.

Hint: to limit searches to titles available for immediate loan, select Available only from the toolbar.

  1. Tap the eAudiobook icon
  2. Browse collections by categories, genres or keywords and make your selection by tapping the cover of the title.
    • Tap “Borrow and Confirm Loan”
    • Tap “Download Now” to download to your device.
    • Tap “My Loans” to locate your eAudiobook.
  3. Listen (play) your book using the Borrowbox app on your mobile device.

 

Managing your loans

You may borrow up to 4 eAudiobooks for 14 days. Loans may be renewed twice.

Renewing loans and returning titles early

  1. Go to My Loans
  2. Locate the title, select Renew to renew your loan for another 2 weeks or Return to return the title.

 

Where to Find Help

Answers to frequently asked questions plus extensive help can be found in Help within the Borrowbox app.
or
Go to https://library.bolindadigital.com/toowoomba, login and select Help.

 

Reset Borrowbox App

Apple:

Navigate to the Settings tab, go to the Account Details section and press the Reset button. Please note that all current downloads will be lost. You will then be asked to sign in again.

Android:

Press the Menu button at the top right of the screen or on some devices below the screen and select Account Details. On the following screen select the Reset App option.

 

 

Listening to eAudiobooks using a computer

How to setup RBdigital on a computer

  1. Create an account on the RBdigital platform, go to http://toowoomba.rbdigitalglobal.com.
  2. Click Register to create an account
  3. Enter Account information
  4. Sign in.
  5. Install the RBdigital Media Manager for your computer’s operating system (Windows/MAC), download links for desktop apps can be found at http://toowoomba.rbdigitalglobal.com.
  6. Country select Australia.
  7. Enter your username or email address and password.
  8. Library – select Toowoomba Regional Council.
  9. Click Login.

 

Browsing and borrowing

  1. Go to https://toowoomba.rbdigitalglobal.com
  2. Select Explore to browse titles by categories, genres, authors and narrators.
  3. Checkout a title
  4. Select Download
  5. Click download link (.ocdf - eAudiobook)
  6. The title should open in the desktop app (Media Manager for eAudiobooks)

 

Managing your loans

Loan limits and renewals

You may borrow up to 4 eAudiobook titles for 14 days. Loans may be renewed twice.

Renewing loans and returning titles early

  1. Login to your account on https://toowoomba.rbdigitalglobal.com
  2. Open Checked Out from the menu
  3. Tap or click the title cover
  4. Select Return to return the title or Renew to renew your loan for another 2 weeks.

 

Getting help

Help, tutorial and troubleshooting

Extensive help, frequently asked questions and a tutorial can be found in Help from the RBdigital platform 

Getting started

  1. Go to the Borrowbox platform
  2. Select Sign in 
  3. Enter your library card (membership number) and PIN
  4. Select Sign in

 

Browsing and Borrowing

Use the navigation bar to browse eAudiobook titles by category, genre or keyword search.

Hint: to limit searches to titles available for immediate loan, select Available only from the toolbar.

  1. Select the eAudiobook icon
  2. Browse collections by categories, genres or keywords and make your selection by clicking the cover of the title.
  3. Click “Borrow”
  4. Select "Confirm eAudiobook loan"
  5. Select "Download complete eAudiobook" or select the parts to download.
  6. To find your loans select “My Account” to locate your eAudiobook.

 

Managing your loans

You may borrow up to 4 eAudiobooks for 14 days. Loans may be renewed twice.

Renewing loans and returning titles early

  1. Go to the Borrowbox platform
  2. Select Sign in
  3. Go to My Account
  4. Locate the title, select Renew to renew your loan for another 2 weeks or Return to return the title.

 

Where to Find Help

Answers to frequently asked questions plus extensive help can be found in Help within the Borrowbox app.
or 
Go to https://library.bolindadigital.com/toowoomba, login and select Help.

 

How to listen to eAudiobooks on a computer

Download eAudiobooks

On the Download page choose to download an eAudiobook either in a single download or in parts.

If you get a pop-up with options to Open, Run or Save your loan when you download, make sure that you select Save, otherwise, the eAudiobook will not save to your computer properly.

Unzip eAudiobook Downloads

PC

Locate your downloaded eAudiobook folder, right click and select Extract All, then follow the prompts to finish unzipping.

MAC

Locate your eAudiobook folder, then double click to unzip.

Tips

Your downloaded eAudiobook folder will be located where you have set your internet browser to download to (e.g. Downloads, Desktop, etc).

For Mac users, we recommend using Safari as your internet browser as unzipping occurs automatically.

For those Mac users running the latest Mac OS, depending on your settings the eAudiobook may automatically populate into iTunes also.

Listen to eAudiobooks

PC

  • iTunes: Open iTunes, drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into Music, then listen or sync with your iPod or iPhone.
  • Windows Media Player: Open Windows Media Player, select Music, drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into main window, then listen or sync with your portable media device.
  • Portable Media Device (without software): Connect and open your portable media device, then drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into device.

MAC

  • iTunes: Open iTunes, drag and drop unzipped eAudiobook folder into Music, then listen or sync with your iPod or iPhone.
  • Portable Media Device: Connect and open your portable media device, then drag and drop the unzipped eAudiobook folder into device.

MP3 players

Extensive help is available for downloading eAudiobooks for MP3 players on https://library.bolindadigital.com/toowoomba. To access help you will be required login with your library account and PIN.

Last Updated: Friday, 21 June 2019 10:26
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