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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Borrowing eBooks

Finding eBooks

Ebooks can be found by searching in our online catalogue, ANGLICAT.
You can search for an ebook either by title/author search, or by entering the term ‘electronic resource’. This term will find items from EBL and free ebooks.

In particular, EBL e-books can be found by searching for 'electronic resource ebl'. In this example, we've also added 'mcgrath'

Having found an eBook

Once you have found the item you want to use :

  • Click on the title.
  • Click on the URL link at the bottom of the record (the internet address for the book)
  • You will then be asked for your username and password (which is included with your library card)
  • Once your username and password have been verified, the item will be displayed on screen.

Reading Online

  • You can read through the contents page for unlimited time.
  • To read online – click on the button that says ‘read online’.
  • You can browse the item for 10 minutes before you will be prompted to loan the item.
  • If you want to print or copy from the item you will also be prompted to loan the item (if you haven’t already created a loan).
  • The loan period online is for 24 hours. The title will remain available to you online (via the catalogue and once you have entered your ID etc.) during this 24 hour period.

Downloading or reading offline

  • If you want to download the item to read later or read from another device, you can ‘download’ the item by clicking on the button ‘download’. You will be asked to create a loan – the loan length is either 4 or 7 days. To read the item you need Adobe Digital Editions.
  • Once you have downloaded the ebook you can transfer the ebook to up to two authenticated devices (e.g. iPhone, iPod, iPad, Blackberry, Android phone etc) within the allotted time of the loan. This allow the ebook to be transferred between your computer another device.

Printing or Copying

  • You can print up to 20% of the pages in any one book.
  • You can copy and paste up to 5% of the pages in any one book.

EBL tracks how many pages you copy or print during the loan. You can check your print allowance by using the menu options on the left hand side of the screen.

  • Click on the ‘details’ button. This tells you if you have the item on loan, and how many pages you can copy and print.
  • Note that your printing allowance reduces by half on a second ‘download’ of an item and reduces to zero on subsequent downloads.


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202 St John's Road, Meadowbank, Auckland

Ph: (64 9) 528 3950


Write to:

John Kinder Theological Library
Private Bag 28907
Auckland 1541

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Friday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

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