Answered By: Margaret Dunlap
Last Updated: May 14, 2018     Views: 265

Playaways are audiobooks packaged on a single small digital player. They are easy to use and contain a single audiobook. Richland Library has Playaway titles for adults, teens, and children. You will need to supply your own headphones and AAA battery. Richland Library also offers Playaway Views for children which contain video programs in a single toddler-friendly player. The lending period for a Playaway is 3 weeks. Holds can be placed on them, and they may be renewed 5 times if no one else is waiting for them.

Use "playaway" as your search term to bring up a list of these items in the catalog.

You must have your own headphones or earbuds. Playaways are powered by a AAA battery, and you may need to replace that as well. A standard AAA battery will provide 12 hours of playing time, enough for most books.

The Playaway is controlled by 8 buttons that allow the listener to turn the device on and off, to control the speed of the narrator's voice, and to fast forward and reverse. The Playaway will start playing at the point where you last stopped it. Pressing the reverse button once will move it back one chapter. To return to the beginning of a book, press the reverse button repeatedly, watching the display screen until it indicates you are at the introduction or first chapter.