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Discover the convenience of eBooks, eAudio, eNewspapers & eMagazines from the convenience of your own device, anywhere, anytime, for free.

Central Hawke's Bay District Libraries App

Our new library app makes it quick and easy to access your account on the go. 


Search for items by title, author, subject or general keyword and place holds on interesting items.


Keep track of your checked-out items, holds, fines and renew your items.


Use your device’s camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD or other item at a friend’s house or bookstore and search for available copies at the library.

Search the App Store or Google Play for CHB District Libraries Mobile.

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eBooks & eAudiobooks

We have a huge selection of eBooks and eAudio, which you can search directly from our catalogue.

Our eBook collection functions through two eBook portals -ePlatform/ Wheelers and Libby/Overdrive. 

To read eBooks on your device, you'll need to download either Wheeler's ePlatform app or Overdrive's Libby app. Our library staff can help you set these up or follow the instructions below.

You’ll need a library membership number and library PIN code to login. If you don’t have a PIN code, contact the library to set one up.

Once you’ve borrowed an eBook, it downloads to your device, where you can read even when offline. There are no hold or overdue fees, and the eBooks self return.

eNewspapers & eMagazines 

Press Reader is an all-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines. A vast selection of top stories in full-content format is available for free using your Library membership.

Within CHB Libraries our Press Reader Hotspot is open access, anyone can read Press Reader newspapers or magazines from the Press Reader app on their device or from a web browser. Download the app to your favourite Android or Apple device.

To access Press Reader from home, you will need to log in using your library membership. Click here for a step by step guide to signing in from home.

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