The self-playing digital audio book
The all-in-one video player
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.
A diagram of the Playaway controls and what they do. Click picture to enlarge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ask a staff member.