eBook Basics

 
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epukapuka Lending Policy

The library has three eBook Providers (Borrow Box Epukapuka Overdrive and Wheelers). This allows the library to subscribe to a larger variety of publishers and authors.

Issue Limits:
Epukapuka, Borrowbox and Wheelers – Borrow up to 10 titles from each provider

Loan Periods:
Epukapuka, Borrowbox and Whelers – Titles can be borrowed for 21 days.

Renewing:
You can only renew certain titles, you will be alerted which allow you to renew. You can re-borrow any item again after they expire, if they are still available.

Reserving:
You can reserve up to five titles from each of our providers and you’ll receive an email notification when they are ready for you to download.

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eBooks Compatibility

You can read eBooks on nearly any computing device, including:

  • a laptop
  • a desktop computer
  • a smart phone
  • a tablet computer
  • a dedicated eReader

To be able to read our eBooks on these devices you will need to download some software, or an ‘app’ to be able to read the different file formats the eBooks are made with.

You can check what software you may need and see if your device is compatible at the Overdrive Device Resource Centre

One important note to remember, is that the popular Kindle eReaders are not compatible with the library system due to ongoing digital rights issues.

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eAudiobook Compatibility

ePukapuka eAudiobooks can play on any device that can play .mp3 .wma or .wmv sound file formats, including:

  • a laptop
  • a desktop computer
  • a smart phone
  • a tablet computer
  • an MP3 player

To be able to listen to eAudiobooks on these devices you will need to download some software, or an ‘app’ called ‘Overdrive Media Console‘.

You can get the link to this software, and check to see if your device is compatible at the Overdrive Device Resource Centre.

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Need Help with eBooks?

Are you having trouble getting started? Overdrive provide excellent help tools at their Device Resource Centre.

They’ve also made a number of device specific video tutorials which are equally helpful.

We have a guide for ebooks on iOS devices available here and a similar guide for ebooks on Android devices here.

If you’re having trouble logging in or with authorising your device, you can visit the central library and show your device to a staff member.