Story Box Library
This new site offers over 250 Australian and New Zealand children's book titles made into videos. These virtual storytimes will support reading to your children, while it's hard for you to obtain books to read to them.
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 back books into your home in this challenging time.
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.
Until July 31st, Ulverscroft Publishing are making uLIBRARY free to access for all libraries.
There is unlimited access to 500 audiobooks from bestselling authors like James Patterson, Ann Cleeves and Lee Child.
Sign up at ulibrary.net/register and you will be sent your login details.
Once you have your sign in details, login to the uLIBRARY app available to download from App Store or Google Play.
Temporary Digital Membership
Would you like a temporary digital 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.
Through Wheelers, you will be able to checkout and download eBooks which can be viewed on your computer or download to a compatible portable device
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.
Read our Wheelers User Guide
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.
Currently there is a selection of adult fiction eBooks and audio titles. This collection will soon expand to include non-fiction, young adults and children's material. New titles are regularly added.
Read our Overdrive User Guide
The Ashburton Public Library runs regular sessions about eBooks and how to borrow books from the library.
Learn more about the library's eBook sessions
Learn more about eBooks