I love my local library. They have a shelf behind the counter reserved for my family. We all go online and order books, CDs, books on tape, and DVDs from the library system and they magically go to our local library and wait for us to come and get them. We started doing this a few years ago and I thought the library had reached the ultimate in coolness then.
I was wrong!
Now, I can sign on the library website and actually download books to my MP3 player. For free. Instantly. At midnight if I want to.
I discovered this only a few days ago. So far, I have listened to Grendel by John Gardner and The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Both wonderful books, by the way, although quite different.
I am a longarm quilter and listen to a lot of audio books while I work. There are 957 unabridged books online and I look forward to listening to them all.
Ask if your local library offers similar services.