eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBook and eAudiobook websites

Auckland Libraries’ eBook and eAudiobook collections offer a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books.

The websites below include books for children and teens, plus we offer access to specialist resources just for kids that include animated online books, games and much more.

Some books may be included in more than one website. If you’re looking for something specific and don’t find it in the first website, try another. Or search the catalogue to find every copy.


OverDriveOverDrive logo.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Our largest collection with more than 40,000 titles.
  • Popular authors include James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Jodi Picoult, Lee Child, Agatha Christie, Deepak Chopra, J.K. Rowling and Terry Pratchett. 
  • Highlights include Lonely Planet travel guides, health and wellbeing titles, and eAudiobooks to help you learn 26 different languages.
  • Compatible with screen readers.
  • Dyslexic font option (greater contrast and space between words).
  • Te reo Māori and Chinese (Simplified) website view.
  • Separate section of the website with kids-only content. 
Search OverDrive for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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Ulverscroft Digital logo. eAudiobooks

  • All eAudiobooks are available DRM-free.
  • A strong focus on titles from the U.K.
  • Popular authors include Alexander McCall Smith, Sara Paretsky, Anne Perry, Terry Pratchett, Betty Neels, and Jo Nesbø.
  • eAudiobooks only available on this platform include: James Patterson's Alex Cross series, E.L. James' Fifty Shades series, and Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.

 Search Ulverscroft Digital for eAudiobooks.  

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Wheelers logo. Wheelers


  • More than 1000 New Zealand books.
  • Popular authors include Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries), Charlotte Grimshaw, Jenny Pattrick, Paul Cleave, Fiona Kidman, Deborah Challinor and Owen Marshall.
Search Wheelers for eBooks.

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BorrowBox logo. BorrowBox

eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • A strong range of Australasian publishing, including New Zealand titles, as well as a selection of international bestsellers.
  • Popular authors include Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follett, Wilbur Smith, Bryce Courtenay, Matthew Reilly and Kerry Greenwood.
Search BorrowBox for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

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EBSCOhost logo. EBSCOhost eBooks


  • Download or read directly on the EBSCOhost website.
  • Offers many non-fiction books on subjects like business management, job interviews and careers, computing and web design.
  • Highlights: Frommer's travel guides and CliffsNotes literature study guides.

 Search EBSCOhost for eBooks.  

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eBooks and eAudiobooks for children and teens

These websites are just for kids and teens and they work a little differently to the eBook and eAudiobook sites above. Most of the eBooks in these websites are read online on your computer or tablet - they can’t be downloaded or transferred to a portable device (the exceptions are OverDrive for kids and teens). You’ll need an internet connection to read them.


OverDrive for kids

Preschool and primary school students

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive website designed specifically for kids. Browse for picture books, beginning readers, chapter books and audiobooks.

Search OverDrive for kids.


OverDrive teen space

High school students

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the OverDrive website designed specifically for teens, with a range of books suited to their reading levels and interests.

Search OverDrive teen space.



Preschool and primary school students

Animated storybooks paired with interactive non-fiction titles.

Search Bookflix.


TumbleBook Library

Preschool and primary school students

Animated, talking picture books featuring stories and children’s classics such as Black Beauty and Alice in Wonderland. Also offers eAudiobooks, books in other languages, puzzles and games.

Search TumbleBook Library.


TumbleBook Cloud Junior

Primary and intermediate school students

eBooks, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, eAudiobooks and National Geographic videos.

Search TumbleBook Cloud Junior.


TumbleBook Cloud 

High school students

Read-along eBooks that include highlighted text for readers to follow, and allow readers to highlight portions of a book and add notes. Includes plot summaries, character sketches and quizzes. Content includes young adult/teen novels, graphic novels, poetry, literature, drama, history, geography, science and eAudiobooks.

Search TumbleBook Cloud.

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