Information about free eBook and eAudiobook download services.
16/02/2017 4:35 p.m.
Download eBooks for free
eBooks are electronic versions of a printed book that you can download and read on a computer or portable device such as an eReader, tablet, iPad, iPod or smartphone.
Library members can download contemporary fiction and non fiction eBooks for free through Nove-L (facilitated by OverDrive) and Wheelers ePlatform websites or apps.
To download eBooks you will need:
- a valid library card number and PIN
- Internet access for browsing and downloading eBooks
- a compatible device with software or an app for downloading and reading eBooks
Note: Amazon Kindle eReaders are generally not a compatible device for downloading library eBooks in New Zealand. However you can use Kindle Fire only with Wheelers ePlatform app from Amazon.
- 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).
Nove-L/OverDrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks
More information about Nove-L and OverDrive
Go to Nove-L
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:
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
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.
International Children’s Digital Library
Feedbooks Public Domain
Offers original works by authors who choose to make their works available for free.
Internet Archive and Open Library
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 from websites onto their mobile devices.
Contact us to make an appointment for a lesson: