eLibrary - eBooks & eAudiobooks

Our eLibrary

As a member of Hastings District Libraries you are able to borrow from a large collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks in our eLibrary. This is a free service to members of Hastings District Libraries. There are no charges to place holds on items and as they are returned automatically you do not incur overdue fines.

  • An eBook is an electronic version of a printed book that is downloaded to your computer, tablet or smart phone. It may be transferred to a portable reading device such as a Kobo or Sony eReader.
  • An eAudiobook is an electronic version of a ‘talking book’. It is downloaded to your computer, tablet or smartphone and may be transferred to a portable listening device such as an MP3 Player or iPod.

If you know the item you wish to borrow search the HDL Catalogue

Browse or search our eLibrary collections by clicking on the links below.


eLibrary Collections


ePukapuka Overdrive - Catalogue

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks through ePukapuka OverDrive. This collection offers a wide range of titles including fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults and children.


Wheelers ePlatform - Catalogue


Download eBooks through Wheelers ePlatform. This new collection focuses on New Zealand publications and children & young adults titles.


Ulverscroft Digital - Catalogue


Download eAudiobooks to your PC or Mac. Or use the ULibrary App on your mobile device. This new collection has an emphasis on UK audiobook titles and includes items by hugely popular authors such as Alexander McCall-Smith, Terry Pratchett and Anne Perry.


Borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks.

  • Check Software and App information for your device and collection. ePukapuka OverDrive requires Adobe Digital Editions or OverDrive Media Console. The Libby App allows you to download ebooks directly onto your phone or tablet. For Wheelers use ePlatform. Ulverscroft Digital requires media player software or the ULibrary App. 
  • Search the Hastings District Libraries Catalogue and click on the link from the item record or Browse - ePukapuka OverDrive, Wheelers ePlatform or Ulverscroft Digital collections.
  • Login by entering your library card number and pin.
  • Download by choosing an item and clicking on it to borrow and download to your device.
  • Listen or Read at your computer, tablet or smartphone or transfer to a portable listening or reading device.





Please note: Many Amazon Kindle products do not support eLibrary borrowing. OverDrive Media Console or ePlatform App may be downloaded to some versions of the Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon.

For additional help with eBooks and eAudiobooks please ask library staff or complete the iSkills Tutorials Form to request a tutorial.



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