Even if our doors are closed, you still have round the clock access to an ever growing range of your favourite titles through our online digital media services: South Island Downloadable Zone for e-Books and e-Audio and Bolinda for e-Books or e-Audio.

New!! Libby by Overdrive

The new app to access Overdrive eBooks and AudioBooks you'll find simple and easy to use. 

Download it today, or click to learn more:   



Bolinda BorrowBox

  Download a huge range of free e-books and e-audio using Bolinda BorrowBox

You'll need your Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes District Libraries User ID & Pin to borrow.

BorrowBox also offers mobile apps. Just search for 'BorrowBox' at either the iTunes App or Google Play stores, install, and find our libraries in the 'Library' field to log in.

Wheelers e-Platform

We've simplified access to our eBooks!
From now on you'll find all the great content from e-Platform at Bolinda BorrowBox. If you've e-items to return, once you're finished with them just choose your next e-reads from BorrowBox or Overdrive using Libby.




The South Island Downloadable Zone is a platform where you can download free digital Audiobooks and eBooks for your computer and portable devices.

Just remember to always login first with your User ID and Pin – that way you can access a number of additional titles available only to members of our district libraries. 



Look for the advantage icon – it lets you know what we’ve been purchasing with you in mind.



There are a few things you’ll need before getting started and these are:

  • A Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes District Library membership and card
  • An internet connected computer (or WI-FI) connection or mobile device
  • Free software for PC or MAC – OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks

Please note that Amazon Kindle is not yet available to use through our digital provider OverDrive, but it’s something that they’re working on.

If you need any further help with digital media, please get in touch or refer to the Help / FAQ link from the digital media homepage.

Overdrive Help