Compare Digital Audiobook Services

We have three services that offer audiobooks: OverDrive, hoopla, and RBdigital. Many users utilize all of them to maximize entertainment value, but it may be difficult to differentiate and choose between them. This page may help to compare the services.  

  • Browse and checkout titles from OverDrive
  • Browse and checkout titles from hoopla
  • Browse and checkout titles from RBdigital

For more information on each service, including instructions, tutorial videos, and FAQs, please see our Overview pages.

 

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OverDrive

hoopla

RBdigital

Stream titles on computers and mobile devices

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: yes

 RBdigital: yes

Download titles for offline listening

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: mobile devices only

 RBdigital: mobile devices only

How many items can I check out?

 OverDrive: 10 titles at a time; no limit over time

 hoopla: 12 items a month

 RBdigital: no limit

How many items can I have on hold?

 OverDrive: 15 items

 hoopla: no holds; all items always available

 RBdigital: no holds; all items always available

Can I suggest a title/purchase?

 OverDrive: yes

 hoopla: no

 RBdigital: no

Non-fiction titles

 OverDrive: some

 hoopla: stronger

 RBdigital: moderate

Collections, in general

 OverDrive: stronger on bestsellers

 hoopla: stronger on niche titles/publishers

 RBdigital: fairly balanced; has exclusive content