Language Learning Audiobooks

Are you interested in learning a language, but don't have time for classes?
Are you planning your summer vacation abroad and need to beef up your language skills?

With your DC Public Library Card you have access to over 250 language audiobook titles in OverDrive! Titles include programs for beginners to advanced speakers and everyday phrases. Audiobooks are easily downloadable to a personal computer or mobile device.

Downloading audiobooks to a personal computer  

  1. From the library's downloadable media page, scroll down and select "Language Learning in OverDrive."
  2. Browse for a title and select "Borrow."*
  3. OverDrive will prompt you to log in using your library card number; your PIN is often the last four digits of your library card number.
  4. After logging in, OverDrive will direct you to your bookshelf.
  5. Download the audiobook in your preferred format (MP3 or WMA).

Downloading audiobooks to a mobile device

  1. To listen to audiobooks on a mobile device, first install the free OverDrive Media Console (also found in the device's app/media store).
  2. After installing, launch the OverDrive Media Console and select "Get Books" (see images below).
  3. On the following screen, select "Add a Library" and enter your zip code.
  4. Choose your neighborhood library and from the library's page select "Sign In."
  5. Browse for a title and select "Borrow."*

OverDrive Media Console ScreenshotGet Books ScreenshotAdd Library Screenshot











OverDrive Sign In ScreenshotOverdrive Library Card Number ScreenshotOverDrive Browse Audiobooks Screenshot












*If a title is not available, you may place a hold.