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Information about ebrary which provides access to non-fiction eBooks online.
Updated: 19/06/2019 10:56 a.m.

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Looking for factual information to read and download onto your computer or mobile device?

You could search the web . . . or find it in ebrary

Whether looking for fun, doing study projects for school or tertiary courses, learning how to cook or taking care of your dog, ebrary has innovative technology that makes the research process quick and efficient.

ebrary is a collection of eBooks from trusted publishers in topics such as:

  • literature and poetry,
  • career information,
  • computers,
  • arts and leisure (art, cooking, photography, crafts, television & film, music, sports, travel),
  • practical life skills (home repair, parenting, personal finance, pets, and real estate),
  • personal health,
  • school and studying, and
  • children's books.

You can use ebrary on your computer or mobile device (Apple or Android) to read eBooks online or download all or just the parts of the book you need.

You can search by title, keyword, author or browse by subject or table of contents.

These books can be accessed anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. 

Start using ebrary

To get started follow the link below to the ebrary Whangarei District Libraries website.

You can browse the listed topics or search for specific titles.

Follow the link below to enter ebrary - you will need to be a member of Whangarei Libraries to access ebrary. Use your library card barcode number to login:


 Note: To use ebrary on all your devices you will need an Adobe account:

Create an Adobe account

Mobile apps

ebrary recommends using Bluefire Reader app on iOS and Android devices for reading their eBooks offline.

Bluefire Reader Apps

Downloading ebrary eBooks

There are 2 options for downloading ebrary eBooks:

  • a specific chapter or page range as a pdf file 
  • the entire document as an eBook

To download the entire eBook onto your computer and devices you will need to have installed Adobe Digital Editions onto your PC or laptop.

Please note: ebrary is not available on Amazon Kindle devices.

For more information about downloading documents and eBooks from ebrary follow the link below:

ebrary Download Options

User Guides

A wealth of information and best practices can be found at the following links:

ebrary User Guides

ebrary Help

ebrary logo. Watch training videos to learn how to use ebrary:

ebrary Training Videos



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