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ePlatform eBooks and eAudiobooks

Information about the ePlatform service by Wheelers for borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Updated: 19/06/2019 10:56 a.m.

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

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks using ePlatform by Wheelers

Whangarei Libraries offers a free eBook and eAudiobook download service through the ePlatform website or apps for mobile devices.

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

To use this service you will need:

  • to be a member of Whangarei Libraries with a valid library card number and PIN

  • Internet access

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

    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 tablets (not Windows phones).

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.

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

Bluefire Reader for downloading eBooks in PDF format.  Bluefire Reader

If you want to read eBooks in PDF format or download library eBooks on your tablet or smartphone we recommend the free Bluefire Reader app.


Bluefire Reader app on Google Play

Bluefire Reader on Apple App Store

Instructions for eReader devices

Start reading eBooks or listening to eAudiobooks

Using the ePlatform app

  • Download the ePlatform app from Apple iTunes, Google Play or Microsoft Store (only for use with Windows tablets).

  • Search for Whangarei 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

Go to Whangarei Libraries ePlatform website.

  • Go to Whangarei Libraries eBooks website in a web browser (it is best to use Safari on Apple iPads, etc.)

  • 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

  • for PDF eBooks tap Open in button and select Bluefire

  • Bluefire will open automatically with a Download successful! message. You can choose to read now or read later.

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.

  • Return items early: eBooks can be returned early using Adobe Digital Editions, Bluefire or Sony eReader.


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 from websites onto their mobile devices.

Contact us to make an appointment for a lesson:




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