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ePlatform eBooks and eAudiobooks

Information about ePlatform by Wheelers Books for borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Updated: 27/08/2021 5:21 p.m.

Link to Whangarei Libraries Wheelers ePlatform website for eBooks and eAudiobooks. Opens in a new window.

ePlatform smart phone app. Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks using ePlatform by Wheelers

Titles include fiction and non fiction for adults, teens and children.

To use this service you will need:

  • to be a current member of Whangarei District Libraries with a valid library card number and PIN.
    Please note: Library membership expires every
    2 years when you will need to contact us to update your membership details.

  • Internet access

  • a compatible device with software or an app for downloading and reading eBooks or listening to eAudiobooks

    Please note: Amazon Kindle eReaders are generally not a compatible device for reading library eBooks in New Zealand.

  • an Adobe ID to authorise your devices for reading eBooks with DRM copyright protection.

ePlatform apps

ePlatform apps for Apple iOS, Android devices and Windows devices.

Link to ePlatform app by Wheelers on Apple App Store. Opens in a new window.    Link to ePlatform app by Wheelers on Google Play. Opens in a new window.    Link to ePlatform app by Wheelers for Windows tablets on Microsoft Store. Opens in a new window.

More app options for ePlatform

Adobe Digital Editions

Use Adobe Digital Editions if you are accessing ePlatform on an eReader that does not have internet capabilities or if you are wanting to download PDF titles from a computer.

Adobe Digital Editions

Instructions for eReader devices

Device Step by Step Guides

Using the ePlatform app

  • Download the ePlatform app from Apple iTunes, Google Play or Microsoft Store.

  • Search for Whangarei District Libraries and login using your Library card number and PIN

  • Browse and borrow an eBook or eAudiobook from our library on your device.

  • Start reading or listening.

Using ePlatform website

ePlatform for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Go to ePlatform

  • sign in using your library barcode number and PIN

  • browse or use the search box to search by title or author

  • if the title is shaded it is currently out on loan - you can place a hold or request it by tapping Make Reservation button

  • if the title is available tap Borrow Now? button

  • a confirmation of your loan message will appear: Loan successful - ready to download

  • tap the Download Now button.

You can also search, preview and borrow OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks through the library catalogue.

Library catalogue - Digital Library.

 Whangarei District Libraries catalogue

  • To search for eBooks, select Digital Library from the drop down menu next to the Home icon.
  • To view a sample of an eBook, click the Preview button and follow the on-screen directions.
  • You can easily download eBooks by clicking the Download button.
  • A window will appear and ask you to select an eBook reader or format. Select your preferred reader or format and the eBook will begin to download.
  • The eBook is added to your Loans tab on the Wheelers ePlatform website or app, where you can to read, listen to or transfer it.

Lending conditions

  • Check Outs: 4 titles can be checked out at the same time

  • Holds: Only 4 titles can be placed on hold at the same time

  • Lending period: 14 days.

  • Renewals: Titles cannot be renewed before the lending period expires. However you can download the title again after it has returned if there are no existing holds or reserves on it.

  • Items can be returned early by most devices.


There is an extensive help and FAQ section on the ePlatform website.

Need more help

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 on their mobile devices.

Contact us to make an appointment for a lesson:




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