eBooks and Audiobooks

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​eBooks and Audiobooks now available for download!

Nove-L Northern Virtual Library (OverDrive)

​Nove-L​ is brought to you by a group of public libraries in the North Island of New Zealand working cooperatively to provide free downloadable eBooks and audiobooks to their customers.  We use OverDrive, the world's biggest provider of eBooks 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, e.g. iPads, iPhones, iPods, 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 digial audio and eBooks​ and use your library card to download titles to your computer or portable devices.​

Getting started - What you need

  • A South Waikato District Libraries card and PIN
  • Internet or wi-fi connection.
  • Free software or app for your computer or device.
Step-by-step instructions for your device (including video tutorials) can be found he​re​.​​

Libby_Graphic_300x250.jpg​​​Why not try OverDrive's new app Libby!​ 

​Its an​ easy and convenient way to read eBooks and listen to audiobooks.

This free app is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Windows 10 devices.

Have any questions? The Help section on our website should be able to answer most of the questions you have.  If not, please feel free to contact us in person or via our contacts​ page.


​​Important Information

  • ​eBooks and audiobooks are not available for download from library computers
  • Free software must be installed on your computer or portable device in order to download eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Kindle is not OverDrive compatible in New Zealand.
Page reviewed: 25 Jul 2017 11:15am