Open Access

A selection of sites offering free downloads of out of copyright and open access e-books.

You don't need a library card to download these e-books.

 

ManyBooks
Over 50,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Kobo, iPad and other readers.
New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Find free digitised works from New Zealand and Pacific writers in ePub, PDF and Daisy formats. Not accessible on Kindle.
Open Library
Borrow books in ePub, PDF and Daisy formats. Not accessible on Kindle.
Project Gutenberg
Offers over 70,000 free downloadable e-books in a variety of formats for all e-readers.
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hoopla

Access audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, popular movies, TV and music for both children and adults.

Use for free with your library card and PIN.

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Overdrive

On the Libby App

Download for free with your library card and PIN

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Bolinda 

On the BorrowBox App

Download for free with your library card and PIN

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LOTE4Kids

Have fun with these great children's stories in Languages Other Than English. Includes te reo Māori and NZSL New Zealand Sign Language.

Use for free with your library card and PIN. read more

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BWB Texts Collection

Read short non-fiction books from great New Zealand writers. Bridget Williams Books (BWB) Texts Collection includes e-Books on contemporary topics and big issues.

Use for free with your library card number and PIN. 

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BWB New Zealand History Collection

Read acclaimed biographies and histories of our country. 

Access for free with your library card and PIN 

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