Hamilton City Libraries are now lending out eBooks through Wheelers ePlatform! Step-by-step guides are available on the Wheelers website. You are able to borrow 5 eBooks at a time, for up to 2 weeks. These are available in ePUB format, with some PDFs. They are not compatible with Kindles.
Files supplied through the ePlatform should not, under any circumstances, be converted to a different format.
An electronic book (eBook) is a book you can read on your computer, laptop or other device, such as an eBook reader or mobile phone.
Sally Pewhairangi from the Finding Heroes website has a very handy flowchart available you can work through to help you decide which device would best suit you.
There are many free eBooks available, with topics including history, business, religion, romance, and lots more. www.e-book.com.au/freebooks.htm is a good place to start looking!
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre collections provide open access to significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials.
If you’re thinking about buying an eBook reader, there are many features to consider. We have a factsheet available to help you with this decision. Dunedin Public Libraries have kindly given us permission to link to their guide to eReaders available to buy in New Zealand.
We also subscribe to a site for children’s eBooks called Tumblebooks.