How do I play an audiobook?

2 min. readlast update: 01.18.2024

At any time, you can listen to one of your borrowed titles by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of the screen and selecting 'Dashboard'. 

Alternatively, you can click on the My Calibre logo in the top left-hand corner of the page to go straight to your dashboard. From here you can find the books you have borrowed, in the Current Playlist section.

You can then start the book by clicking on the cover (which turns into a play button) or clicking on the title. It will also display how many days are left before it is due. 


Once the player has opened, you can start listening to your book. Here is an explanation of the player and its controls:

Skip back a track - Go back 30 seconds - Play/Pause - Go forward 30 seconds - Skip forward a track

A progress bar where you can find the Time and Track position.

Volume bar where you can increase and decrease the volume levels.

Narration speed to increase and decrease the playback speed of the audio.


If you'd prefer a simpler player, please see the following article: How do I change to the Simple Player?

The player bookmarks the track you are on when you press pause. You can log out if you need to or you can leave yourself logged in. When you return, the audio will be where you left it.

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