Step by Step Guides

In some instances your device will require another application to browse for and read or listen to library eBooks and Audiobooks through ePlatform.

We recommend reading eBooks through ePlatform’s browser reader, either via the ePlatform app or website, as this provides a richer and more immersive reading experience. However, note that eBooks in PDF format will need to be downloaded for reading.

Below are some step by step guides for the most popular devices to help get you started. If you require more assistance our technical support team will be happy to help.

 

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

To access ePlatform on these Apple devices we recommend using the free ePlatform app (you will need iOS7 or higher). Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Visit the Apple App Store and install the ePlatform app
  2. Search for your school or public library and sign in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  3. Borrow the desired title and select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Play/Pause' for Audiobooks 
  4. Open the ePlatform app when you want to begin reading, listening or borrowing again – no need to log in each time

Alternatively, you can use your library’s ePlatform website, where you can either read eBook titles through your web browser or download them.

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  2. Borrow a desired title, then select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Listen' for Audiobooks
  3. Add the title to your Favourites in your Browser when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading or listening again

To download and read titles (including all PDF titles) you will need to obtain an Adobe ID and download additional reader software, as follows.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Visit the Apple App Store and install the Bluefire Reader or DL Reader app
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize the app
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then select ‘Add to Reading List’
  6. Select 'Open in Bluefire Reader' or ‘Open in DL Reader’ to begin reading

Android Devices

To access ePlatform on devices using the Android operating system (eg. Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, HTC devices) we recommend using the free ePlatform app. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Visit Google Play and install the ePlatform app
  2. Search for your school or public library and sign in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  3. Borrow the desired title and select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Play/Pause' for Audiobooks 
  4. Open the ePlatform app when you want to begin reading, listening or borrowing again – no need to log in each time

Alternatively, you can use your library’s ePlatform website, where you can either read eBook titles through your web browser or download them.

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  2. Borrow a desired title, then select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Listen' for Audiobooks
  3. Add the title to your Favourites in your Browser when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading or listening again

To download and read titles (including all PDF titles) you will need to obtain an Adobe ID and download additional reader software, as follows.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Visit Google Play and install the Bluefire Reader or DL Reader app
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize the app
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then select ‘Add to Reading List’
  6. Select 'Open in Bluefire Reader' or ‘Open in DL Reader’ to begin reading
  7. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  8. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading again, or follow steps 3-6 to borrow and download further titles

 

Windows tablets

To access ePlatform on Windows tablets (eg. Surface Pro) we recommend using the free ePlatform app*. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Visit the Windows store and install the ePlatform app
  2. Search for your school or public library and sign in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  3. Borrow the desired title and select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Play/Pause' for Audiobooks 
  4. Open the ePlatform app when you want to begin reading, listening or borrowing again – no need to log in each time

Alternatively, you can use your library’s ePlatform website, where you can either read eBook titles through your web browser or download them.

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  2. Borrow a desired title, then select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Listen' for Audiobooks
  3. Add the title to your Favourites in your Browser when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading or listening again

To download and read titles (including all PDF titles) you will need to obtain an Adobe ID and download additional reader software, as follows.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Visit the Windows store and install the DL Reader app
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize the app
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then select ‘Add to Reading List’
  6. Select ‘Open in DL Reader’ to begin reading
  7. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  8. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading again, or follow steps 3-6 to borrow and download further titles

*Note that Windows phones are not currently supported.

 

Desktop or Laptop (PC or Mac)

If you have a PC or Mac you can read eBooks through your library’s ePlatform through your web browser or by downloading the titles.

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks and Audiobooks
  2. Borrow a desired title, then select 'Read' for eBooks or 'Listen' for Audiobooks
  3. Add the title to your Favourites in your Browser when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading or listening again

To download and read titles (including all PDF titles) you will need to obtain an Adobe ID and download additional reader software, as follows.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Download Adobe Digital Editions
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize the app
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then open the downloaded file (this will be an ‘acsm’ file)
  6. This will open in Adobe Digital Editions, allowing you to begin reading
  7. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  8. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading again, or follow steps 3-6 to borrow and download further titles

 

Kobo eReader

If you have a Kobo eReader you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions in order to download and read eBooks from ePlatform. The steps to follow are as below.

Firstly you’ll need to do some setup on a computer or laptop:

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Download Adobe Digital Editions (ADE)
  3. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize ADE
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks 
  5. Select ‘Download’ to download desired titles, then open the downloaded file (this will be an ‘acsm’ file)
  6. This will open in Adobe Digital Editions, allowing you to begin reading

Then you’ll need to make the eBook accessible on your eReader:

  1. Plug your eReader into your computer or laptop and start ADE
  2. Enter your Adobe ID and password to authorize ADE on your eReader
  3. The eReader's name will now appear in Adobe Digital Editions' Library View as a device
  4. Next to ‘Devices’ click the arrow to display a drop-down menu and select ‘Authorize Device’
  5. Select the downloaded title from your computer/laptop’s bookshelf and drag the title across onto where your eReader is listed under Bookshelf; this will copy the book to the eReader
  6. Eject your eReader from your computer and begin reading your title from your 'Books I'm Reading' list

 

Sony eReader

In order to read library eBooks on a Sony eReader you will need to first download Reader Library Software onto a computer or laptop. The steps to follow are as below.

  1. Obtain a free Adobe ID
  2. Download Reader Library Software onto your computer or laptop
  3. Plug your eReader into your computer or laptop; the device name will appear in the left hand side of the Reader Library

Next:

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  2. Select 'view other options' then click ‘Download’ to download desired title, then open the downloaded file (this will be an ‘acsm’ file)
  3. If the Sony eReader doesn’t open automatically, double-click to open the downloaded file (this will be an ‘acsm’ file)
  4. Select the downloaded title from your computer/laptop’s bookshelf and drag the title across to the eReader icon at the top to begin reading

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