Whether you prefer physical formats like books on CD or want to download or stream materials with your mobile device, BCPL offers a wide range of audio formats for your reading and learning needs. Audiobooks are great for time management or improving critical skills in listening, thinking, and comprehension. You can even use audiobooks to learn a new language on your commute or to enjoy that great new bestseller while taking care of chores around the house.

Staff Picks

Sometimes, the perfect narrator and a truly compelling story (fiction or otherwise) come together to create audiobook magic! Check out the Amazing Audiobooks Narration category on our Staff Picks page to discover more audiobooks we've truly loved. (Check the category box, then click search!)

Books on CD or MP3

Books on CD or MP3 are audio editions of fiction and nonfiction works read by voice actors or the author.

Both formats require a CD player to work.


Playaways are pre-loaded audio recordings of popular books that do not require a CD player.

You simply provide your own headphones and a AAA battery!

Digital Audiobooks

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla is a streaming video, music, e-book, and audiobook service bringing thousands of movies, TV shows, full music albums, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device—with instant, simultaneous access and NO WAITLISTS or late fines, ever! Plus, with the recent addition of Highlights for Children, Hoopla now offers digital magazines!

  • Kentucky Libraries Unbound

    Kentucky Libraries Unbound powered by OverDrive allows you to download audio books, e-books, video, and music to your PC, Mac®, or one of many mobile devices.You can check out up to 10 items at a time with your library card and PIN. Certain software downloads are required for use (OverDrive® Media Console™ for audiobooks, music, and video; Adobe® Digital Editions for e-books).

Free Audiobooks Online

LibriVox - Catalog main page.

LibriVox Poetry Selections

Project Gutenberg Audio Collection