E-Books and Audio Downloads

 

overdrive logo-128Nove-L - Northern virtual e-Library (OverDrive)

Nove-L – Northern virtual e-Library is a collaborative venture between several public libraries in the upper North Island of New Zealand offering access to quality digital content for their local communities. The OverDrive service is a free digital media platform which allows you to download eBooks and audiobooks. Members of Kaipara’s libraries can access OverDrive through the Nove-L website.
 

Getting started

The first time you use our OverDrive collection, you will need to download some free software to your computer or mobile device (please note that Library eBook downloads are not compatible with Kindle at this time).

You will only need to download software the first time you use OverDrive or if you want to use a new device to access your eBooks and audiobooks.

To access the OverDrive website click on the logo and log-in using your library card number and PIN. If you do not yet have a PIN please contact the library so staff can set one up for you.

Follow the steps in the Quick Start Guide under the Help – link section on our Nove-L OverDrive site homepage and set yourself up, ready to download your choice of eBooks and audiobooks.


What you will need

•  An internet (or wi-fi) connected computer or mobile device 
•  Your library card and PIN. If you do not yet have a PIN please contact the library so staff can set one up for you.
•  Free software for PC or Mac: Adobe Digital Editions (eBooks) and/or OverDrive Media Console (audiobooks) - available here.
•  Free software for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android - available from the Apple App Store or Android market. Get them here.
 

What you can do

•  Download eBook or audiobooks from home at any time.
•  Download books directly into the app on your smartphone and read anywhere, anytime.
•  Transfer eBook titles to your computer or portable devices such as e-readers and smartphones. eBooks are compatible with most e-readers and mobile devices except Kindles.
•  Transfer audio titles to your computer or portable devices such as an MP3 player or iPod.
•  No overdue charges - the items self-expire or you can return eBooks early if you have finished with them.
 
 

borrowbox logo-218BorrowBox - Virtual e-Library

Getting started

The first time you use our BorrowBox collection, you will need to download some free software to your computer or mobile device (please note that library eBook downloads are not compatible with Kindle at this time).

You will only need to download software the first time you use Borrowbox or if you want to use a new device to access your eBooks and audiobooks.
 

What you will need

• to be a member of Kaipara libraries with a valid library card number and PIN.
• a computer, smart phone or tablet with an internet connection 
  Please note: Amazon Kindle eReaders are not a compatible device for BorrowBox.
• The Borrowbox Library app or software (Adobe Digital Editions) so you can read DRM protected eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks on mobile devices or computer.
 

What you can do

•  Download eBook or audiobooks from home at any time.
•  Transfer eBook titles to your computer or portable devices such as e-readers and smartphones. eBooks are compatible with most e-readers and mobile devices except Kindles.
•  Transfer audio titles to your computer or portable devices such as an MP3 player or iPod.
•  No overdue charges - the items self-expire or you can return eBooks early if you have finished with them.

CONTACT US

Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 3123
Email: council@kaipara.govt.nz
 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340
 

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