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Books & More: Listen

Springfield Public Library has many options for your entertainment. The Books & More section of our website will help you find the next great story for your enjoyment. Discover new favorites and share some old.

Downloadable & Streaming Audio




Your passport to amazing videos!  Use this database to listen to productions of new or favorite operas, symphonies and more.  Watch documentaries or other videos to help you understand the inner workings of the music you love.

Request Personalized Picks

Need something new to read/watch/listen/play? We can choose for you! Fill out this form and we'll curate a bag of items based on your request. You'll receive a notice when it's ready to pick up.

Physical Audiobooks

CDs and MP3 CDs: We have hundreds of audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction, for all ages in the library.  Grab your CD player and an audiobook on CD and listen to a world of books.  Find them in the library in the Youth, Young Adult, Spanish, and General/Adult audio sections, or search our online catalog.

Playaways: Want a youth audiobook but don't have a CD player? No worries! Playaways are small devices preloaded with a single audiobook.  Find them in the Youth audio area or search our online catalog. These are perfect for road trips. Note: require batteries.

Read-alongs: These books come packaged with an audio component to listen as you read. Read-alongs are primarily picture books, though chapter books, song books, and non-fiction titles are also available. Read-alongs may come with a CD, Playaway device, or a built-in audio player in the book's front cover.

Audio CDs

From kids classics and movie soundtracks to comedy, classical, and country, the library has hundreds of CDs to entertain all ages.  Find them in the library in in the Youth, Spanish, and General/Adult audio sections, or browse our catalog online.