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How do I access Tararua District Library ebooks?

January 22, 2016

If you are a library member, then you can freely download e-books to your compatible device (except Kindle).  Brochures are available at our branches, and if you have problems, you can bring your device in and we will try to help you.

For smartphone/tablet

Download the Wheelers ePlatform app

Open the app – use the search to find your nearest town (e.g. Pahiatua) and you’ll see Tararua District Library appear. Click on that. Tararua District Library ebook facility will appear.

Sign in to checkout ebooks : your username is your library card number (B zero zero or TRB etc) and your password is the same one you use to access the library system. If you altered your password recently, you need to allow at least one hour for the new password to upload to the ebook site.

Once logged in, you can download up to six e-books at a time.  You can’t renew the loan so you only have three weeks but, you can always download it again straight away (unless it’s reserved).  There are no costs involved.

Titles do expire – depending on the publisher, the ebook can be accessed anywhere from 26 times, to anytime within a two year period. So if you see something you want to read, we recommend you read it while the title is still availble on the site. Suggestions are welcome, but note that not all titles are available to public libraries via ebook format.

What if you don’t know your password?

Well, as long as the library has your email address, you can find out by going to our catalogue and doing this:


Passcodes do not expire.  If you want to change it to your own, you can do that in the My Account section after logging in.

For dedicated e-reader or PC

If you have a kobo, etc, or laptop, you can still access our ebooks.

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down the home page and click on the Wheelers icon wheelers-ebook-snip
  3. Top right, Sign In using your library card number and password.  (See above if you don’t know these)Digital Rights Management must already be installed on your device to download:

    Library eBook titles are encrypted with DRM. If you have not already set up an Adobe account on your device, do this via:










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