STOWE, VT--(Marketwire - March 24, 2008) - Green Mountain Library Consortium now offers free downloadable audio books available 24/7, anytime, anywhere! Patrons can now access a diverse collection of audio titles spanning from fiction and non-fiction to foreign language and mystery, as well as staff picks. To view the entire collection, visit

Patrons can breeze through the easy process of browsing for titles and downloading using the free software, OverDrive Media Console, and a valid library card. Patrons can check out and download titles to a home PC, transfer to supported portable devices, such as MP3 players, and burn many titles to CD.

The collection has everything from popular and classic titles to teen books and riveting biographies. Exciting new titles include "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer. Other notable authors include Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, and George Orwell.

"Reading has never been so instantaneously accessible for patrons," states Stephanie Chase, Director of Stowe Free Library. "With downloadable audio books, patrons can listen to their favorite titles at home or on the go."

Customers can check out up to two titles at a time. At the end of the seven-day loan period, the audio books automatically expire and are returned to the collection. The digital titles have no late fees or damage costs.

The technology and content is provided by OverDrive, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. To access the digital collection, visit

About OverDrive, Inc.

OverDrive is a leader in providing world-class infrastructure for downloading premium digital content. We deliver secure management, protection and download services for hundreds of publishers and institutions (rights holders) and thousands of libraries, retailers and distributors serving millions of end users. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.

Contact Information: Contacts: Stephanie Chase Stowe Free Library Lisa Coreno OverDrive, Inc.