The Durban High School Media Centre played host to a number of local schools this week who attended a presentation by Wheelers Books on their eBook library lending platform, ePlatform.
DHS adopted the Wheelers e-Platform, called Platform One, last year, the first School in South Africa to go live with this platform. A number of schools have followed suit.
ePlatform gives our readers (our School Community) access to 1000 new titles from the best authors and publishers on an annual basis, with the titles being selected according to our readership. This list is reviewed monthly and titles which are not popular are pulled and replaced by new titles, ensuring that we have an excellent selection for our readers at all times.
ePlatform empowers Schools and Libraries to build an inspiring digital library. They specialise in local content for the schools they serve and offer the best authors and publishers from across the globe. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, with simple and enjoyable interactions.
The e-library does not require data for the users to read books – only to browse and download their choice. These are very small downloads and take very little data. The platform offers a feature which enables readers to change preferences such as type style and size as well as background and text colours. It also allows for notes to be made, word definitions to be accessed and also has unique features that assist those with visual reading challenges, like the unique Dyslexia friendly settings. Frequent innovations keep ePlatform ultra-useable.
Loans are for two weeks and then disappear from your device (no late books and no fines!) – the reader can then renew the book if required. Books can be reserved and requested, too.
This platform is App based and user-friendly. Borrowing books is now extremely easy.
Follow these steps and start reading….
- Download the Wheelers ePlatform app from your app store
- Find your School name from the selection and register
- You will be approved and notified via email (to ensure you are a member of our School community)
- Log in using your username and selected password
- Browse the selection and borrow and read your selected book.
We are very excited to be introducing Audiobooks to the ePlatform Reading App in the very near future. Our boys can continue to read eBooks and now listen to Audiobooks easily and unhindered.
We encourage all our Boys who have not yet downloaded the app to do so, then register and start reading!