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Posted on: September 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Audiobook service from Hampton libraries is changing

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Sept. 28, 2020 — Hampton access to the RBdigital online audiobook service is ending Sept. 30. Audiobooks will be provided through Overdrive at a future date.

Once Overdrive access is in place, Hampton residents will again be able to download audiobooks, as well as the full catalog of ebooks Overdrive provides. 

Hampton will post information about Overdrive access once it's established on the city's Online Resources page.

Users are able to access ebooks and comics through the Hoopla digital service along with other online services.

Additionally, library customers can go online to browse items and request books or other materials. From the library home page, click on Library Catalogs on the left side. You can search the collection for a title or author, or you can follow links for popular materials in different genres and for different ages. (You also can call the library and request books.)

The library branches are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays, with the following policies:  

  • All patrons over 10 years old MUST wear a mask (unless there is a medical reason) in order to come into the library.  
  • Patrons will be able to come in and use the library and services for one hour per day.  
  • Patrons who wish to use the Special Collections Room will have to call to make an appointment.  

The library will continue its curbside service Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. only.  Patrons will need to call the library when they’re notified of their holds if they wish to schedule curbside service.

In addition to books, the library has a large collection of DVDs, audio books and music CDs. 

Main library and branches:

  • Main Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., 757-727-1154
  • Northampton, 936 Big Bethel Rd., 757-825-4558
  • Phoebus, 1 South Mallory St., 757-727-1149
  • Willow Oaks, 227 Fox Hill Rd., 757-850-5114

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