Buller District Council

Overdrive – Downloadable media

Welcome to your virtual library without walls – Free for Buller District Library members.

“South Island Downloadable Zone” is brought to you by a group of public libraries in the South Island of New Zealand working cooperatively to provide free downloadable e-books and audiobooks to their customers. They use OverDrive, the world’s biggest provider for e-books and audiobooks.

OverDrive is a digital media platform where you can download titles onto your PC or MAC. You can also transfer them to all popular portable devices eg. iPods, iPhones, iPads, other MP3 players, smartphones and eReaders (Kobo, Sony Reader). It’s free, open 24/7 and you never have to pay overdues!

Explore our growing collection of digital audio and e-books and use your library card to download titles to your computer or portable players. Available 24/7, now your library is always open!

You will need:

  • An internet connected computer, smart phone or wireless enabled device
  • A Buller District Libraries membership card (free for all permanent residents in the Buller)
  • Free software for PC and MAC: OverDrive Media Console (audiobooks) and/or Adobe Digital Editions (eBooks), both are available from the OverDrive downloadable media homepage.
  • Free software for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Android: OverDrive’s audiobook app is also linked from OverDrive’s homepage.

Feel free to visit the library to get help from your friendly library team or send us an email to arrange an appointment for a demonstration session library@bdc.govt.nz.

Check out our FAQs for audiobooks and e-books



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