eBooks & eAudio
Story Box Library
This site offers over 250 Australian and New Zealand children's book titles made into videos. These virtual storytimes will support reading to your children. Each story comes with an activity suggestion relating to the story's themes.
Support learning and literacy for your family. Try Story Box and bring books into your home.
You can find Story Box at https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/
Click on Login at the top right of the screen. Choose library barcode login. In the Library dropdown box select Ashburton Public Library and then enter your library card number.
Digital Only Membership
Would you like a digital only membership to the Ashburton Public Library?
This membership is free, available online and enables you to access eBooks, eAudio and eResources.
Register at https://onlinereg.kotui.org.nz/forms/1 and follow the steps to join. Please choose digital membership.
You will also need a pin number. This is the password you enter when completing your registration.
BorrowBox (Bolinda Digital) offers many eAudio titles as well as eBooks. Up to date titles from Australia and New Zealand are available as well as works by international authors. Borrowers using BorrowBox are limited to five Canterbury libraries - Ashburton, Hurunui, Timaru, Waimakariri and Selwyn, so availability should be better than with OverDrive.
Users can download 2 eBooks and 2 eAudio items at a time with a loan period of 14 days. Items can not be returned early.
There is a BorrowBox app which enables downloads to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Each eBook that you borrow will have a specific loan period. Once this period has expired the eBook will automatically disable. You can also choose to return it early.
OverDrive is a free digital platform which allows you to download eBooks and audio books. Members of the Ashburton Public Library can access OverDrive through the South Island Downloadable Zone - a consortium of a number of South Island libraries.
There is a selection of adult fiction, non-fiction eBooks and audio titles. This collection also includes, young adults and children's material. New titles are regularly added.
The Ashburton Public Library runs regular sessions about eBooks and how to borrow books from the library.