eBooks

Here is our ePlatform website.  You can borrow eBooks from the school library using an iPad or other devices. Instructions on how to borrow books on other devices are here.  Books can be read either online or offline. Please be aware this is a shared library platform, there is a Fair Use Policy.  Our school limit is 50 simultaneous loans/100 loans per month and a maximum of one copy of a given title.  A student may only borrow 1 book at a time.

In order to borrow eBooks you will need a username and password.  Please email k.frater@stjosephs.school.nz for these.

To borrow books using an iPad:

Find this app (ePlatform by Wheelers) in the App store

The first time you open the app you will need to search for St Joseph’s Catholic School Fairfield

Sign in using your username and password
Browse for eBooks
Select ‘Borrow’ to borrow a book
Select ‘Read’ to read your book or ‘Return’ to return your book.

You will not need to log in the next time you open the ePlatform app.

Students can search for and borrow one eBook at a time. Books are issued for two weeks, and are then automatically returned when they are due.

Once you have borrowed an eBook you can configure the settings in the top right of the screen.  For children who have difficulty reading you might like to try changing the appearance of the book.

Use a sans-serif font like Arial or Gothic
Increase the font size, letter spacing, word spacing, and/or line spacing
Select one of the coloured reading background themes.