Auckland Council Libraries: BorrowBox


​​BorrowBox offers a wide range of eAudiobooks and eBooks, with a great selection of New Zealand and Australian authors. Explore BorrowBox in your browser or download the app to your device!

Note: You need your Auckland Libraries barcode number and PIN/password to access BorrowBox. If you're not a member, join online for free!

Get the BorrowBox app

For easy borrowing on your device, try the BorrowBox app! Download the app for Android or Apple today. 

BorrowBox app logo.
Download on the Apple App Store.

Getting started

Find out how to get started with BorrowBox on your smartphone, tablet, computer or compatible eReader with our quick BorrowBox set-up guide.

Your account

Use your Auckland Libraries barcode number and PIN/password to log in to BorrowBox .

  • Borrow up to 15 eBooks and 15 eAudiobooks at a time.
  • 28 day loan period.
  • Place a reserve (hold) on popular eBooks and eAudiobooks. Reserved titles will automatically check out when available and you’ll receive an email notification. Please note that reserves count towards your checkout limit.
  • Up to two renewals available on each item. Renewal is guaranteed, even if there are holds on the item.
  • Loans are automatically returned on the due date. You can also return items early.
  • Access is available from outside New Zealand.
Please note:
  • You can find BorrowBox items when you search the Auckland Libraries catalogue.
  • Your current loans will appear on your ‘Bookshelf’ in the library catalogue. To access your loan, open your ‘Checkouts’, select the down arrow (next to the ‘Return’ button) and select ‘Get Item’.


  • To find your library barcode number or reset your PIN/password, refer to our login help section.
  • For help transferring eBooks to a compatible eReader, refer to the ‘Download eBooks’ section on BorrowBox Help .
  • eReaders must be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions to read eBooks from BorrowBox. View compatible eReaders 
  • Kindle eReaders, except for Amazon Fire tablets, are not compatible with our eCollection platforms. They do not use the industry standard formats for eBooks (EPUB or PDF).
  • If you have any difficulty viewing your checkouts in the library catalogue, please try the BorrowBox app or website.
  • For more information and troubleshooting tips, check BorrowBox Help . Note: You’ll need to log in to access BorrowBox Help.

Need assistance?

If you have any questions or need help with your Auckland Libraries account, call us on 09 377 0209 or fill out our online help form.

Auckland Council Libraries:BorrowBox Discover eAudiobooks and eBooks from BorrowBox. Read and listen in your internet browser, or get the BorrowBox app.