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E-Learning books for senior readers eg, 12 years plus

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Started by Shannon9 18 Jun 2015 12:00pm () Replies (3)

Hi everyone,

Can anyone suggest a good place to assess ebooks for this level? 

I just find it difficult as they read through the material so quickly and it is costly to buy the apps.

Would really like to hear others suggestions?




  • Tara O'Neill (View all users posts) 18 Jun 2015 4:53pm ()


    Auckland library have over 40000 ebooks.    OR Hamilton Library.  Access online.   We rung them up and the Auckland library is getting back to us with an amount to pay for our whole school.  Probably around $180 for the year - but hey....  Think of all those books we can access.  Following is copy and paste from Auckland to give you an idea.

    Subscription membership 

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    Subscription charges:

    • 12 months $165.30
    • 6 months $82.60a
    • 3 months $41.30.

    To become a subscription member, fill in an online membership form, then bring photo ID to any branch of Auckland Libraries.

    To renew your subscription membership, please contact us.

    Please note: Subscription membership does not include remote access to the electronic resources in the Digital Library .However subscription members do have access to Zinio eMagazines, and eBook and eAudiobook websites BorrowBox, OneClickdigital, OverDrive, and Ulverscroft Digital.


    Businesses, schools and early childhood agencies 

    Businesses, schools and early childhood agencies that are located within Auckland Council region can become members of Auckland Libraries. Membership must be renewed annually. However, this form of membership does not give remote access to the electronic resources in the Digital Library.

    For a business membership, a representative from the business must act as the person responsible. Permission to enrol is provided by the organisation in the form of a letter on corporate letterhead. 

    Schools and early childhood centres may apply for more than one membership and a representative is required for each.

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  • KathC (View all users posts) 19 Jun 2015 9:35am ()

    I agree with Tara, public libraries are the way to go. Check out your own local one as many of them now have access to various ebook libraries. The rotorua/taupo/eastern bays libraries are working together building access to books and have recently added an easy online registration to join and access to tumble books, which have heaps of chapter books, fiction and non fiction. The great thing is if you can use your local library it is usually totally free. 


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