e-Books and e-Audio
Library members can download e-Books, e-Audiobooks, digital newspapers and even car manuals for free. Read or listen from your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-Reader* – without needing to visit the library!
*Note that the standard Kindle (non-"Fire" version) does not currently support library eBook formats.
To access eResources you will need your library card barcode and PIN
Forgotten your PIN?
Follow the login link. Then click “Forgot my PIN” and enter the barcode number on your library card.
Please contact us if you need help logging in or learning to use the eResources.
Not a member?
Sign up online for a free, temporary Digital Only Membership which gives you access to our eBooks, eAudiobooks and Online Resources.
To join, complete the online membership form.
eBooks and eAudioBooks for adults, kids and teens
Free access to a large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults, kids and teens, with a focus on New Zealand fiction and non-fiction titles.
Thousands of eBooks and hundreds of eAudiobooks are available for free download from Wheelers ePlatform. You can borrow and read e-Books and e-Audiobooks through the e-Platform App available for Apple, Android and Windows devices. Find out more about compatible devices and applications.
An Adobe ID: Required when using Adobe software. See e-Book FAQs for details.
Internet access: Internet access is required to download e-Books and e-Audiobooks, but once downloads are complete you can access these offline.
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection
Get free access to a growing digital collection of important works on the Treaty of Waitangi with a fully searchable collection of eBooks including Claudia Orange’s acclaimed Treaty of Waitangi series, the landmark resource Tangata Whenua: A History by Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, and works by James Belich, Alan Ward and Vincent O’Malley.
Romance Book Cloud (for adults)
Love is in the air. Actually, it is in the cloud! RomanceBookCloud provides free, unlimited access to a curated collection of romance ebooks. Whether it be contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal or inspirational, you will love to read about love at RomanceBookCloud. With a core collection of 1800 titles, including award winners and best sellers, plus new books added all the time, you will never run out of romance to read.
Audio Book Cloud from TumbleBooks
Listening to audiobooks on-the-go has never been easier! AudioBookCloud allows you to stream eAudiobooks on-demand. AudioBookCloud is a curated database of over 1200 streaming audio books, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more!
More eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids
Digital Newspapers: Access New Zealand
Get free access to local, regional and national newspapers with Access New Zealand. Both current papers and back issues are available. Access New Zealand is the largest online collection of national, regional, rural, and local news sources from across the North and South Islands. With 140+ New Zealand titles, Access New Zealand includes content not only from popular daily and weekly newspapers, but also from hard-to-find community and regional titles.
Just some of the titles covered are:
- New Zealand Herald
- Herald on Sunday
- Taupo Times
- Taupo Weekender
- Bay of Plenty Times
- Waikato Times
- Hawkes Bay Today
Car Manuals Online: Haynes Australia AllAccess
Unlimited, free, online access to over 600 of the world’s best manuals, covering car and motorcycle maintenance and repairs. Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a digital library of manuals covering a range of makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures. Every online manual includes 750+ colour pictures, 200+ jobs video tutorials, Wiring diagrams and a Fault finding tool.
IELTS - Road to IELTS (general training)
Free access to self-paced practice and course resources to help candidates prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. Road to IELTS is organised into four skill areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each skill area contains an information, advice and video tutorials, interactive practice activities and mock test papers.
Once you have logged in with your Library card barcode and PIN, you can create your own free account to track your progress (using your email address and a password) or continue as a guest.