Playaway books are a convenient way to listen to your favorite audiobooks!

Playaways are small devices that have a complete audiobook preloaded on it. A Playaway is smaller than a CD player and most smartphones, and it runs on a single AAA battery. You won't need to carry a charger around. It's not subject to skipping when you hit a bump in the road or you accidentally hit something when you're jazzercising. Because the full story is loaded on one Playaway, you do not have to stop and fumble around to change while you're on the road!

Playaways are easy to find in the Library as there are a bunch of shelves full of their distinctive orange cases. Playaways meant for an adult audience will have AP on the label to indicate the Playaway collection, and juvenile Playaways will have APJ. The first time you check out a Playaway, we will update your account and provide you with a free set of supplies, including a lanyard, some extra batteries, a set of earbuds, and a wallet carrying case to hold your Playaway supplies. Each Playaway will include a fresh battery when it is checked out.

The Playaway will work with regular earphones/headphones, not just the supplied ones, as well as car adapters and audio cables to plug into car stereos, and external speakers.