Information about free eBook and eAudiobook download services.
31/08/2021 10:27 a.m.
Read or listen to you favourite books anywhere, anytime
eBooks and eAudiobooks are electronic versions of a printed book that you can download and read or listen to on a computer or portable device such as an eReader, tablet, iPad, iPod or smartphone.
Library members can borrow and download fiction and non fiction eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks for free through BorrowBox, ePlatform, Nove-L by OverDrive, TumbleBooks, uLibrary and AudioBookCloud websites or apps.
To download eBooks you will need:
a valid Whangarei District Library card number and PIN
Internet access for browsing and downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks
a compatible device with software or an app for downloading and reading eBooks or listening to eAudiobooks.
Note: Amazon Kindle eReaders are generally not a compatible device for downloading library eBooks in New Zealand.
an Adobe ID to authorise computers and mobile devices so you will be able to download and read eBooks that are copy protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM).
eBooks and eAudiobooks
OverDrive and Libby for eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks
More information about OverDrive and Libby
Go to OverDrive/Nove-L
eBooks, eAudiobooks and educational resources for children.
More information about TumbleBooks
Go to TumbleBook Library
An eAudiobook streaming service.
More information about AudioBookCloud
More free eBook download websites
Browse the following websites to find eBooks and magazines, fiction and non fiction for all age groups which do not require library membership for access:
Search and browse an open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University.
Offers original works by authors who choose to make their works available for free.
Over 8 million fully accessible public domain eBooks.
eReader tutorials at the library
We offer free tutorials for library members who need help learning how to download and open eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks on their mobile devices.
Contact us to make an appointment for a lesson: