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eBooks and eAudiobooks

With your Napier Libraries membership, you get free access to eBook and eAudiobooks through two apps: BorrowBox and ePukapuka. The apps all work slightly differently and have different content — try them all and choose your favourite, or use both.

Note: To access these resources, you'll need your library card number and password.

Forgot your password? Reset it here.
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BorrowBox Gateway compact LHS2

BorrowBox eBooks and eAudiobooks cover a great range of Australasian and international authors including Liane Moriarty, Kate Morton, Di Morrissey, Lee Child, James Patterson and David Baldacci. With BorrowBox, the selection of local and international bestselling titles expands constantly.

Access BorrowBox on your PC or laptop.

Check out this helpful tutorial.

Note: loan period 14 days (with optional 2 renewals). Limit of 4 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks at one time.

Download the Borrowbox app:

Android PlayApple Store





ePukapuka is a group of lower North Island libraries who joined together provide access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks on the Overdrive platform. With so many authors to choose from, you'll love exploring this library! The best way to view titles is by downloading the Libby app. However, you can use Adobe Digital Editions on your PC or laptop, or use your Kindle Fire/Tablet or Kobo eReader. 

Access Epukapuka on your PC or laptop.

How to log in with your Kobo

How to log in with your Kindle Fire/Tablet

Check out this helpful tutorial.

Note: loan period 21 days. Limit of 10 items at one time.

Download the Libby App (by Overdrive) for Epukapuka:

Android PlayApple Store




How to use eBooks on your computer:

To use eBooks on your computer (Windows or Mac) and transfer to an eReader, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions. Here are some helpful step by step instructions.


How to use BorrowBox on your Kobo:

To Download an eBook - Make sure that you have installed Adobe Digital Editions. If you haven't installed this software yet, please visit the Abobe Website and follow the installation instructions provided. 

On first launch of Adobe Digital Editions click on Help > Authorize Computer. In the following screen choose Adobe ID from the dropdown menu and enter your Adobe ID and password. If you don't have an Adobe ID yet please click on the Create an Adobe ID link on the right hand side or visit the Adobe Website and click on Get an Adobe ID. 

On the download page on your library’s BorrowBox website press the Download eBook button. When you get a pop-up dialogue box asking you whether you would like to Open, Run or Save, make sure that you select Open With and choose Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe Digital Editions will then import the eBook file and you can find it in the Borrowed section on the left side.

To transfer an eBook to your Kobo -  Attach your Kobo device to your computer. It should appear in Adobe Digital Editions in the list on the left side. Now just drag the eBook onto the device.

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