Playaway is the simplest way to listen
to an audio book on the go. It comes
with the book already on it. Simply plug
in headphones and enjoy. No cassettes or
CDs. No downloads. There's nothing left
to do but listen.
Our growing collection of Playaway
Look for them in Books-To-Go section of
the library and in the Teen Room.
How big is a
Playaway and how much content can it
Playaway is about half the size of a
deck of cards and holds content that
ranges from six to twenty hours of play
How long does
one AAA battery last?
Every Playaway is circulated with a
pre-loaded standard AAA battery that
will provide up to 12 hours of playtime.
Depending on total playtime, some titles
come with an extra battery.
How do I know
how much battery life is left in my
The Playaway LCD has a small battery
icon that is displayed on screen. There
are four levels of battery life
reflected in the icon. When one bar is
left in the battery icon, you have 20%
How do I
change the battery?
Locate the battery clip at the wide base
of the player. Then, use a coin or a
screwdriver to push the clip which will
allow you to unsnap and remove the
cover. After that, remove and discard
the old battery and replace with a fully
charged battery. Lastly, snap the cover
back into place.
What does the
audio sound like on a Playaway?
Playaway audio is of equal or greater
quality to digital downloads available
Playaway compare to audio on cassette or
Playaway is more convenient and easier
to enjoy than juggling multiple CDs,
cassettes or a separate player. Playaway
allows the listener to control the speed
of the narrator's voice and digitally
bookmark up to 50 spots - to hold their
place or mark a quote worth going back
Playaway compare to digital downloads
and other forms of on-the-go downloading
like cell phones?
Playaway comes pre-loaded with digital
content, so it does not require
memberships, or even an Internet
connection. Just plug-in your headphones
and listen wherever you go.
headphones or earphones work with the
Playaway was designed with a universal
headphone jack to work with almost any
type of headphones, earphones, ear-buds,
speakers or car adapters.
Playaway I check out from the Library
have earphones included?
Because so many listeners use and prefer
their own earphones, they are not
circulated along with the Playaway.
Ear-buds are available for purchase at
the circulation desk for a nominal
charge of $1.00.
Can I use
Playaway in my car?
Yes. Playaway was specifically designed
to use most commonly available cassette
adapters and FM transmitters.
What do I do
if my Playaway locks up?
Sometimes you will notice a delay in the
audio track. First, turn it on and off.
If that doesn't solve the problem,
remove and reinsert the battery.
Can I add,
delete or transfer content to or from a
In order to protect the copyrighted
works of authors and publishers as
traditional books do, you are unable to
make copies of Playaway.
How do I
remove bookmarks from my Version 1.0
In order to remove previous bookmarks
you must press the bookmark button at
the time you are viewing the bookmark on
the LCD screen. The fastest way to do
this is by using the "Skip Forward"
button. You will be able to view each
chapter and bookmark for that title.
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