About BookLink

BookLink is our online lending and reading service. It offers independent access to the Blind Foundation Library’s digital collections, including:

  • New Zealand and international audio books
  • New Zealand and international audio magazines
  • Community, regional and national text newspapers

You can access the BookLink service directly in your web browser, through the BookLink Web portal.

This site lets you search in the audio collections, browse selected magazines and newspapers, and edit your profile to receive recommendations for further reading. Links to external sites are also featured, including subscription news and magazine services and New Zealand streaming radio stations.

A special Youth portal is available for younger readers, offering children’s and young adults audio books in the same format. BookLink Youth also lets Youth Library members request print items from the Youth Library collection, including kits, large print, and electronic formats.

BookLink is also available as an app for Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. An Android version of the BookLink app will launch later in 2018.

BookLink (iOS) is available on the New Zealand App Store.

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To access BookLink, you need to be a Blind Foundation Library member, or have a print disability. Registered Blind Foundation clients and New Zealand citizens/residents with a print disability are eligible to join. For more information, visit ‘Accessing our Library’ or call us on 0800 24 33 33.

How to register for BookLink

Existing Blind Foundation Library members can call 0800 24 33 33 or email library@blindfoundation.org.nz to register.

If you are registering for BookLink Only membership, complete the application form and send it to us. We’ll do the rest!

BookLink help

Visit Contact and help.

Device compatibility

BookLink currently supports iOS v8.2 and above. BookLink is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 4S and later
  • iPad Air 4th generation
  • iPad Mini 2nd generation
  • iPod Touch 6th generation