eBooks and eAudiobooks

Loan settings

Find information on how many books you can have checked out, how long you can borrow them, whether you can place holds, renew or return books early, create a reading history and more.

Loan settings are different for every site.

OverDrive  |  Wheelers  |  BorrowBox  |  EBSCOhost   |  Ulverscroft Digital   

 

OverDrive

Number of issues 10
Loan period eAudiobooks and eBooks: 7, 14, 21, or 28 days (customer choice)
Place holds Yes 
Freeze holds Yes - you can suspend or "freeze" your hold and retain your place in the hold queue.
Return early

Yes:

  • EPUB eBooks (on everything: Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Sony Readers, Kobo, Android)
  • Open EPUB eBooks (on everything)
  • PDF eBooks (Windows and Mac only)
  • MP3 eAudiobooks (Windows, iPad/iPod Touch, Android, Windows phone only)

No:

  • MP3 eAudiobooks (on a Mac)
  • Open PDF eBooks
Renewals Yes. Renew option is available 3 days before title expires. Items can be renewed multiple times if no-one else has requested it.
Time to pick up holds 4 days - unless you choose to automatically check out holds
Number of holds 10 at the same time
Reading history Yes - only on the Android and iOS app
Access outside NZ Yes
Purchasing recommendations You can recommend up to 4 titles every 7 days

 

Wheelers

Number of issues 10
Loan period eBooks: 28 days
Place holds Yes 
Freeze holds No
Return early

Yes

Renewals No
Time to pick up holds 4 days
Number of holds 99 at the same time
Reading history Yes
Access outside NZ No. Books can only be borrowed in New Zealand. The site is not accessible overseas.

 

BorrowBox

Number of issues 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks
Loan period eAudiobooks and eBooks: 28 days
Place holds Yes
Freeze holds No
Return early Yes
Renewals Yes. Renewals guaranteed even if the title has holds on it. Limit of 2 renewals.
Time to pick up holds Book automatically activated in your account when it becomes available. The 28 day loan period begins as soon as it is activated.
Number of holds When you reserve a book it will count towards your total number of issues.
Reading history Yes
Access outside NZ Yes

 

EBSCOhost

Number of issues 10
Loan period eBooks: 1 - 28 days (customer choice)
eBooks in the public domain: 7 days
Place holds Yes 
Freeze holds No
Return early

Yes – in Adobe Digital Editions or the EBSCO eBooks app. Note: the title still shows in your checkouts on the website.

Renewals No
Time to pick up holds 4 days
Number of holds 10
Reading history No
Access outside NZ Yes

 

Ulverscroft Digital

Number of issues 10
Loan period eAudiobooks: 28 days
Place holds Yes
Freeze holds No
Return early

No

Renewals No
Time to pick up holds eAudiobook automatically activated in your account when it becomes available and the 28 day loan period begins.
Time to download parts At least one eAudiobook part must be downloaded within 14 days of checking out an item or the title is automatically returned.
Number of holds 10
Reading history Yes
Access outside NZ Yes
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