Epukapuka = Ebooks

December 11, 2011 at 8:59 pm 4 comments

Tomorrow  the Travel Light tour begins in Upper Hutt and Hutt City Libraries.

Upper Hutt and Hutt City Libraries are part of the newly-formed Lower North Island Digital Library Group, ePukapuka*, which is offering several hundred ebooks and audiobooks to readers.

Ebooks can be downloaded for free from the libraries’ websites to a computer, ipad, mobile phone or an ereading device, while audiobooks are talking books that can be downloaded to a computer, ipod or other compatible device with audio capability.

The Lower North Island Digital Library Group is a consortium of 15 public libraries known as ePukapuka, formed to give readers access to more content using combined purchasing power.

ePukapuka includes the following libraries: Hastings, Napier, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, Kapiti, Porirua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Masterton, Stratford, Wanganui, New Plymouth, Rangitikei, Carterton and South Wairarapa.

The Travel Light tour will also be visiting Kapiti, Porirua, Masterton and South Wairarapa Libraries within the next week.

* Pukapuka is the Māori word for ‘book’.

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  • 1. The Daily News: 12 December 2011 | Finding Heroes  |  December 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

    [...] Epukapuka = Ebooks by @sallyheroes. [...]

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  • 2. Tom Avery (@wifilibrarian)  |  December 12, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Thanks for your post, without it I couldn’t find how to get to the ebooks at Hutt City Libraries. Is the Lower North Island digital library group “live”? I noticed some libraries in the other groups are not: http://www.publiclibrariesofnewzealand.org.nz/article/new-ebooks-and-digital-media-service-regional-consortia

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    • 3. Sally  |  December 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Tom,
      I’m not sure if all libraries in the Lower North Island Group are live yet. The ones I’m definitely sure of are Upper Hutt, Hutt City (which is good for you), Kapiti, Masterton, Hastings and Napier.

      I’ll see if I can find out when the others go live (if they haven’t already), and will post it for you.

      The link on Hutt City is now on their homepage and underneath the “Search the Library” menu.

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      • 4. PalmNorthCityLibrary (@pncitylibrary)  |  December 14, 2011 at 10:27 am

        I can confirm that Palmerston North is also most definitely live as a member of the Lower North Island group! But I do know some of the other libraries have not yet gone live. Regards, Warrick

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