eBooks & eResources

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks straight to your reading or listening device of choice – without needing to visit the library.


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Overdrive/Libby with South Island Downloadable Zone

OverDrive/Libby is our largest collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, covering more than 10,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. Here you will find many popular authors, topics and more.

  • Download the Libby App to your device
  • Tap ‘Find My Library’ (or tap on ‘Search Libraries’ and look for ‘Gore District Libraries’
  • Tap on ‘Add Your Card’
  • Username is your library card number with lowercase b
  • Password is l1brary (1 instead of an i) 

For help with Overdrive visit their support page here.

If your login does not work please contact the library.


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How does it work?

After receiving notification that a hold is available, users can:

1) Borrow the title within 3 days.

2) Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, the user will receive the next available copy.

3) Cancel the hold.

If the user takes no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If the user takes no action a second time, their hold will be canceled.

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Bolinda BorrowBox

BorrowBox has a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks and is particularly good if you’re looking for a New Zealand or Australian book. 

To get eBooks and eAudiobooks on your computer or laptop, visit the BorrowBox website. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions.

To get eBooks and eAudiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or iPod touch, install and open the BorrowBox library app from your device's app store:


Find 'Gore District Libraries' in the list of libraries. Then enter your library card number, using lower case for the initial letter. The default pin is l1brary (1 instead of an i)

If your login does not work please contact the library.


Gore District Library 10C Ardwick Street, Gore, 9710 P: 03 203 9129 E: gorelibraries@goredc.govt.nz