The Apple IOS and Android Mobile App has been upgraded. This is a significant upgrade, and apart from the improvements to the mobile apps themselves, it heralds the arrival of their Audiobook solution. The mobile app upgrade includes:
• Audiobook Capability
• Full Screen Reading Mode
• Quick Access to Common Functions
• Navigation Improvements
These upgrades will affect all borrowers who use ePlatform on mobile devices.
The main technical change you need to be aware of is you will need to go through the 'Find Library' step again, which is unavoidable to ensure a bug free experience.
This is our eBook library aimed at children and teenagers. You can borrow up to 3 eBooks at a time. The eBook will return itself at the end of the loan period, or you can return it earlier if you wish.
ePlatform is designed to make the borrowing and reading of eBooks simple and enjoyable. The setup is simple to complete and the eBook reading process an enjoyable and seamless one. You are able to browse, borrow and read eBooks anywhere, anytime, on multiple devices.
What do you need to borrow eBooks?
A valid library card
A compatible device to read an eBook on (a computer, tablet or smartphone) within a modern web browser (eg. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 10, Safari etc.)
How do you create an account?
Enter your library card. If your card is not recognised then use the Contact option on the page to ask for an account to be created for you.
How do you read eBooks?
The simplest way to read eBooks is to access the free ePlatform app. Through this app you can easily find your library and access all your titles even if offline. All via your tablet or smartphone.
The app can be accessed on an iPad, iPhone, Galaxy and most other devices. Using it is as easy as 1-2-3:
Download the ePlatform app from the Apple, Google Play or Windows app stores.
Log in - you’ll only need to do this once.
Search for, borrow and read any book you want!
For more information on the app and where to download it from read our app information (see link at the top of the page).
Using the App/Browser to read: Both the ePlatform app and website allow eBooks to be read via your browser. This means you can read either online or offline, and have access to a full range of display settings so you can customize your reading experience to match your preferences. For more on this see our browser reader information.
Downloading to read: Alternatively, users can also choose to download eBooks; some titles, for example those in PDF format, can only be read this way. To read a downloaded title you will also need free reader software and an Adobe ID for reading DRM-protected eBooks. For more information on Bluefire Reader software or DL Reader and Adobe IDs see our download eBooks page.
What devices can you use ePlatform on?
Apple devices (eg. iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (requires iOS7 or higher) - Download the app from Apple App Store.
Android devices (eg. Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, HTC devices) - Download the app from Google Play.
Windows tablets (NOT Windows phones) - Download the app from Windows store.
Desktop or laptop (PC or Mac) - Read via your browser or download reader software and create an Adobe ID. See Download Help
Kobo eReader, Sony eReader or Nook eReader - Download Adobe Digital Editions and create an Adobe ID. See our Download Help
For more information on the ePlatform app and how to access ePlatform from a range of different devices, see Apps Help.