eBooks and eAudiobooks


Bolinda e-books and
e-a​​udiobooks can be borrowed via BorrowBox.
Download the free app from Apple's App Store and Google Play Store​

Wheeler's e-books can be borrowed via ePlatform​. Download the free app from Apple's App Store ​and Google Play Store​

When you get to the link choose which type of book you want by clicking on the tabs next to the START tab.​

eBooks and eAudio - BorrowBox​

6 eBooks and 6 eAudio titles can be borrowed for 14 days. A brief user guide​​​ is available. You can preview both ePUB and PDF formats before downloading. You can place a reserve on any item which is out on loan. They are not compatible with Kindles.

PC/laptop: Step-by-step guides are available for accessing eBooks​ and eAudio​ through your PC or laptop.

Tablet/mobile device: Download BorrowBox Library app from the App Store or Google play. Sign in using Library: Rotorua District Library, your library card number (2320000XXXXXXX) and PIN.

Kindle Fire: This is the only Kindle device compatible with BorrowBox. Follow the steps here to install the BorrowBox app.​​

eBooks - Wheelers ePlatform

The Wheelers ePlatform Help Overview page has information on what you'll need to borrow eBooks and what devices you can borrow on.

Step-by-step guides are available here for most devices, or you can view this simple one page instr​uction guide. For more information see the FAQs page.

6 eBooks titles can be borrowed for 14 days. Titles are available in ePUB format, with some PDFs. They are not compatible with Kindles.

Files supplied through the ePlatform should not, under any circumstances, be converted to a different format.

What is InfoShare?

InfoShare is a partnership between Rotorua, Western Bay of Plenty and Whakatane Libraries which allows for collaborative purchasing, resource and information sharing. Already savings have been made in the collective purchase and maintenance of a library management system.​


​Useful resources​

Sally Pewhairangi from the Finding Heroes website has a very handy flowchart available you can work through to help you decide which device would best suit you. There is also another more recent document "I want to buy an ereader which one should I get?"

There are many free eBooks available, with topics including history, business, religion, romance, and lots more. www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm is a good place to start looking!

Project Gutenberg is a fantastic place to find classic literature, with over 42,000 titles available. They also have a list of their top 100 eBooks and authors.

The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre collections provide open access to significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials.

If you're thinking about buying an eBook reader, there are many features to consider. We have a factsheet available to help you with this decision. In most instances your device will require above mentioned applications to download loan titles from your library. 

Page reviewed: 14 Oct 2016 11:29am