​Borrow eBooks for free

Library members can download and borrow eBooks for free. You will need your library card barcode and PIN to access eBooks.

We have two collections of eBooks for you to choose from, BorrowBox and Wheelers ePlatform.



BorrowBox has a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults and children. Borrow up to 8 eBooks and 8 eAudio titles at a time.

Get the BorrowBox App from GooglePlay or the AppleApp Store or view on your computer.

More information



Wheelers ePlatform

Wheelers ePlatform has our largest selection of eBooks for adults with a focus on New Zealand fiction and non-fiction titles.

Get the ePlatform App from Google Play or the Apple App Store or view on your computer.

More information



Further Information

BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks

8 eBooks and 8 eAudio titles can be borrowed for 14 days. A brief user guide​​​ is available.  You can place a reserve on any item which is out on loan. You can preview both ePUB and PDF formats before downloading. BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks are not compatible with Kindles.

Tablet/mobile device: Download BorrowBox Library app from Google play or the Apple App Store.

Sign in details:

  • Library - Rotorua Library (Infoshare - Rotorua, Western Bay and Whakatane)
  • Barcode Number - Your library card barcode (2320000XXXXXXX)
  • PIN - Your library PIN number

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

Computer/laptop: Step-by-step guides are available for accessing eBooks and eAudiobooks through your computer or laptop.



eBooks - Wheelers ePlatform

The ePlatform app has recently been updated. For advice on installing the update and new feature see ePlatform App Update information.

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

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 instruction guide. For more information see the FAQs page.

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



Page reviewed: 03 Mar 2021 10:14am