St. Lawrence College Libraries

Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston

Audiobooks on the A-Z Database List

Available Services

Unavailable Services & Copyright Information

The following services are unavailable for purchase/use by academic institutions:

  • Audible
  • Google Audiobooks
  • Kobo Audiobooks
  • Downpour
  • Apple Audiobooks
  • etc...

Sound recordings that are accessible through these streaming services are NOT considered publicly available online content because a username and password (an account) are required to access the sound recordings. Additionally, even though these services offer legitimate copies of sound recordings that have been made available with the consent of the copyright owner, your use of the sound recordings in your account or library is limited to the contractual obligations of the Terms of Use that you agreed to when you signed up for your account. These products are “only for personal, non-commercial use” and CANNOT BE PERFORMED IN THE CLASSROOM or for any public audience.

This applies to all streaming music sites that require:

  1. An account (username + password), and/or
  2. A paid subscription

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Copyright Information

The College's Fair Dealing Policy permits the reproduction of up to 10% of an audiovisual work but this reproduction is prohibited if the sound recording is protected by a digital lock or technological protection measure.

Permission to reproduce the sound recording would have to be sought from its producer. For information on and assistance with the permission seeking process, please contact the Copyright Technician.

If you require use of a piece of music that is not available through any of our subscribed sources, or any open access resources, please email the Copyright Technician at copyright@sl.on.ca.