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MacKillop College E-Book Libraries


Choose from one of our two E-Book libraries:

Option 1: Overdrive

For laptops follow this link:

Sign in with your library card number (see library staff) and use your normal internet password.


For iPads follow the steps below:

Step 1 - Download the OverDrive app from the Apple App Store.

Step 2 - Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in.  If you are under 13 years you will not need to follow this step, just select I am under 13 years and am using a school library.This is at the very bottom of the login screen.

Step 3- In the OverDrive app, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu. Then, tap Add a library to find your library's OverDrive website. (search for 2444)

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Step 4 - Log into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.  Use your library card number starting with 5 and found at the bottom of your ID card, then enter your internet password to borrow a title.  

For a video overview of how to get started with an iOS device, check out our help videos.

For laptops and desktop computers

Go to the link below to access the Overdrive E-book library.  Use your library card number (for juniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 50 and for seniors it is an 8 digit number starting with 45),then enter your internet password to borrow a title.  On your bookshelf, you'll find options for enjoying each borrowed title.


For iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire HD, and NOOK®HD/HD+.,you will need to download the app from the following link below and then search the app for our library.


Option 2: Wheelers

Image result for wheeler ebook app store

To access the E-book library go to the link above.  You will need to be logged into your school email (school intranet).

To access the platform via an app, go to either of the following links (for Android or Apple devices) 

iOS devices – Apple Appstore and download Wheelers eplatform :

- go to find your library

- search for Mackillop College Port Macquarie

- choose a book to borrow

- tap on sign in and select login and enter your usual school username and password

- select the book you wish to borrow 

- select read 

To read titles through your browser follow these steps.

  1. Go to your library’s ePlatform website, log in, then browse for eBooks
  2. Select ‘Read Now’ to read desired titles via your web browser
  3. Add the title to your Favourites when the book is open to access it offline
  4. Go to your library’s ePlatform website when you want to begin reading 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
  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

Android devices – Google Play:


CBCA Book of the Year Winners 2016

Author Spotlight: Meg McKinlay

Meg McKinlay is a children’s writer and poet. She has published twelve books for children, ranging from picture books through to young adult novels, and a collection of poetry for adults. Her work has been shortlisted for numerous awards and has won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Queensland Literary Award, the Davitt Award for Crimewriting and the Aurealis Award for Speculative Fiction. Her latest titles are A Single Stone and Bella and the Wandering House, which were both published in 2015.

Meg lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and spends most of her time cooking up books.


MacKillop eJournals

Click on the Zinio logo to access the MacKillop eJournal library.

Go in and create an account you will need your library card number - the number starts with 5 and is at the bottom of your ID card. If you can't find it come and see the library staff. 

Once you have created your account you can then borrow a magazine.
I recommend downloading the app (zinio there is a link to this once you've selected your magazine for download) and read the mag offline.

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