PLAYAWAY
The self-playing digital audio book

and

PLAWAWAY VIEW

The all-in-one video player

 

Playaways at the Library

 

Playaway Talking Books

 

 

If you like talking books, but not the hassle of handling numerous CDs or cassettes or waiting for downloads, then the library has something new for you.  They’re called Playaways, portable, self-playing talking books that weigh two ounces each and measure 3"x2" and about a quarter-inch thick.  There's nothing to plug in or download, just check out and go.  You can even use an FM transmitter or cassette tape adaptor with a standard headphone plug to listen to Playaways in your car.

 

See Cleveland.com's cut-away insert for Playaways from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

 

Playaway controls
Close-up view of Playaway's controls.  Click picture to enlarge.

 

How Playaway Works

A diagram of the Playaway controls and what they do.  Click picture to enlarge.

 

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Playaway Views

 

Try a Playaway View today at your library!

Playaway Views are portable, self-contained video players that weigh about 5.4 ounces, with a 3.5" full-color LCD screen, and hold up to six hours of content.  They have video quality comparable to other mobile devices and are battery operated, so you don't have to bother about finding an outlet.  Playaway Views can be checked out for 14 days. Check out our Playaway View FAQ or ask a staff member for more information.

 

Want to find out more?  Check PamCat, our online catalog for a growing list of titles, by searching for "portable video player" in title or everything. You can also search for Views in Advanced Search using the location "Playaway View."

 

Here's a how-to flyer explaining the View's controls. You can also ask a staff member for a demonstration with a sample Playaway View. 

 

Check out our Playaway playlist on YouTube, with tutorials and information on Playaways and Playaway Views.

 

Questions?  E-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org or ask a staff member.

 

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Branch Libraries

Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue
804-798-4072

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Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road
804-559-0654

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Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West
804-556-4774

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Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive
804-365-6210

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King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road
804-769-1623

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Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
804-746-9615

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Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
804-883-7116

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Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road
804-749-3146

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Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road
804-769-3731

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West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street
804-843-3244

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