Do you fancy something new to read but can’t make it to the shops or the library?
If you have a tablet or smartphone, then you’ve got access to thousands of electronic books that you can read for free. Project Guttenberg has 58,000 books that you can download or read online. These are usually older works for which the copyright has expired, enabling them to be offered without charge. Most New Zealand libraries offer e-book lending services that enable you to “take out” a book for several weeks, just as you would check out a physical book. Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington Libraries use an app called Libby. Whangarei, Hamilton and Dunedin libraries lend e-books through Borrow Box.
Check your local library’s website to find out how you can borrow e-books and audiobooks directly from your tablet. Some of them offer your favourite magazines, too!