Central Arkansas Library System card holders can listen to over 30,000 digital audiobooks from RBdigital, with more titles added every month.

To get started, visit the RBdigital web site and use the Register link to set up an account; watch the video tutorial below to find out how. You can then use the web site, the mobile app, or RBdigital’s desktop apps for your Mac or PC, to find and checkout your next favorite audiobook!

  • Step 1: Visit the RBDigital web site and register for an account – RBDigital
  • Step 2: Download RBdigital mobile app if you want to use RBdigital from your phone or tablet – AppleAndroid
  • RBDigital Tutorials

Visit the RBDigital web site

Download the RBDigital app


 Get it on Google Play

Overdrive & the Libby app

Cardholders at the Central Arkansas Library System may check out audiobooks and listen to them on your favorite mobile device. Login using your library card number and PIN. You will also find e-books available for check out in Overdrive and the Libby app.

The Libby app for Overdrive

CALS recommends the Libby app for e-book and audiobook access through the Overdrive service. This new app provides a faster and more visually appealing way to browse, download, or stream all the same titles you’re accustomed to finding in Overdrive. You may continue to use the “classic” OverDrive app but please be aware that Overdrive now recommends using the Libby app.

Visit the Overdrive web site

Download the Libby app


Get it on Google Play


NOTICE: As of January 1, 2019, CALS no longer offers Hoopla due to the costs of the Hoopla service. Hoopla bills the library each time a patron borrows an item and the cost ranges from 99¢ to $3.99 depending on the title. With our current budget we were only able to serve approximately 600-700 patrons per month and were unable to find a solution that would let us offer this service to a larger number of our patrons.

Audiobooks were the most popular items in Hoopla so to satisfy all those audiobook fans we are greatly expanding the audiobook content available from RBdigital with over 26,000 titles available as of December 1st and more to be added each month. We are also adding a new service from RBdigital that lets you check out a streaming video channel for 7-days; the initial channel lineup includes AcornTV, IndieFlix, and The Great Courses. Please refer to the RBdigital section of this page for information on how to get started with RBdigital.