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  • eBooks / eAudiobooks

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    We provide access to a range of different digital services that provide digital books for your tablet, smartphone, PC, or eReader! OverDriveBolinda BorrowBox both provide a range of eBooks and eAudiobooks for you to borrow. TumbleBooks provides a range of animated, talking books aimed at younger children.

     

    Click here to access OverDrive
    Click here to access Bolinda BorrowBox
    Click here to access TumbleBooks

    OverDrive

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    Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video using OverDrive on your computer or smart device. OverDrive is available available 24/7 - the library never closes!

     

    Getting started with OverDrive

     

    OverDrive on a Smart Device

    1. Install the OverDrive app on your smartphone or tablet.


    2. Open the app and sign up with your Library card number and PIN, Facebook account, or create a free Overdrive account.


    3. Find and save Invercargill City Libraries – it will then appear as South Island in your My Libraries list in future.


    4. Tap South Island. If prompted, sign in with your Library card number and PIN*, Facebook, or Overdrive account.


    5. Search for a title or author, or browse a collection. Titles saying “Wait List/Place a Hold” are currently checked out – you can place a hold and you will be emailed when it is available.


    6. Choose an available title and tap “Borrow”. If you are not yet signed in you will be prompted to do so.


    7. Go to your Loans page (tap the 3 books icon or go to My Account/Loans). Download your title by tapping “Download”. If there is more than one format option, usually it is best to choose EPUB for eBooks or MP3 for eAudiobooks. It will then appear on your app’s Bookshelf.


    8. Your title will automatically expire on the due date, or you can renew if there are no holds on it. If you finish it early, you can return it from your Bookshelf.

    OverDrive on a PC / eReader

    1. You will need eBook software installed on your computer - usually Adobe Digital Editions (use the Sony Reader software if you have a Sony eReader). You will need to authorise ADE with an Adobe ID (you will be prompted the first time you download an eBook or click “Help/Authorize computer”).


    2. Visit ilibrary.co.nz/overdrive and login with your Library card number and PIN.


    3. Search for a title or author, or browse a collection. Titles saying “Wait List/Place a Hold” are currently checked out – you can place a hold and you will be emailed when it is available.


    4. Choose an available title and click “Borrow”. If you are not yet signed in you will be prompted to.


    5. Go to your Loans page (click the 3 books icon or go to My Account/Loans). Download your title. If there is more than one format option, usually it is best to choose EPUB for eBooks. Select what software to open your eBook with. It will then appear on your PC’s eBook software and can be read on your computer or transferred to an eReader.


    6. Your title will automatically expire on the due date, or you can renew if there are no holds on it. If you finish it early, you can return it from your eBook software.

    Still having issues?

    If you are having issues getting started with your device you may consider booking into a one-on-one session with a librarian. Click here for more information.

    BorrowBox

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    Borrow eAudiobooks & eBooks using BorrowBox on your computer or smart device.

    Getting started with BorrowBox

    BorrowBox on a Smart Device

    1. Install the BorrowBox app on your smartphone or tablet. Select Invercargill City Libraries and login with your Library card number and PIN*.


    2. Search for a title or author, or browse by category. Titles with an “Available on” date are currently checked out – you can place a hold and you will be emailed when it is available for you.


    3. Choose an available title and tap “Borrow”. (Titles are borrowed for 2 weeks, maximum of 4 items at a time).


    4. Download the eBook or eAudiobook. It will now appear on your bookshelf.


    5. Enjoy reading or listening to your book.


    6. Your title will expire on the due date, or you can renew if there are no holds on it. If you finish it early, you can return it through the My Loans page on the app.

    BorrowBox on a PC / eReader

    1. Visit www.ilibrary.co.nz and click the BorrowBox link on the front page. Login with your Library card number and PIN.*


    2. Search for a title or author, or browse by category. Titles with an “Available on” date are currently checked out – you can place a hold and you will be emailed when it is available for you.


    3. Choose an available title and click “Borrow”. (Titles are borrowed for 2 weeks, maximum of 4 items at a time).


    4. Download the eBook or eAudiobook. It will now appear on your bookshelf.


    5. Read or listen to the title on your PC or transfer it to another device.


    6. Your title will automatically expire on the due date, or you can renew if there are no holds on it. If you finish it early, you can return it through the My Account page.

    Still having issues?

    If you are having issues getting started with your device you may consider booking into a one-on-one session with a librarian. Click here for more information.

    TumbleBook Library

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    The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking books which help teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love. They are available for free on any computer connected to the internet, at home or in the Library.  You can enlarge the type size or change the background colour to customise the reading for your child. If you would like assistance with using Tumble books please contact us.

     

    Click here to access TumbleBooks

    Need Help?

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    If you are still having issues with your eReader or smart device you might consider registering for a free 30-minute book a Librarian session.

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