I am a regular at our local library. I love to read but am not particularly interested in storing the books after I am done. I read the books and let the library store the books for me.
Technology is changing everything. I found that my library offers downloads of Audiobooks online through OverDrive Media for free. All you need is a valid library card.
OverDrive Media is a desktop application that lets you use your library card to download and view media for a specific amount of time, just like checking out a book from the library. Like the library, only one person can checkout an item at a time. Once your time expires, it becomes available for someone else.
Currently, my library allows me to download AudioBooks, but in researching OverDrive Media, I found that some libraries let you download e-books also. Wow, free books without the drive or the need to store them.
To see if your library is part of the program, check out the OverDrive website here.