About DAISY players

If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can still receive audio books and magazines from Blind Low Vision NZ. We have talking book machines available for long term loan to Library members, which are called DAISY players. These are like CD players, with large, tactile controls designed for blind and low vision readers.

Receiving audio books and magazines

When you register for the BookDrive service, we will set up a member profile that determines what kind of books will be selected for you, and which magazine titles you will receive regularly. You can also request specific books, by getting in touch with us by phone or email.
USBs containing audio books and/or magazines are produced by Blind Low Vision NZ and sent to you in the post. When you have finished reading one of your USBs, just send it back to us by return post. The Library’s address is on the enclosed cardboard mailer, and there is no charge for the postage.

DAISY player tutorials

DAISY player help

Download our DAISY player help guide:
DAISY player help guide (.doc)
Download our user guide for BookDrive (audiobooks by post):
Quick Guide to BookDrive 2 (.docx)

Volunteer support in your home

Our Library volunteers visit library members’ homes and support the use of DAISY Players, Alexa, BookLink, and EasyReader. Please contact us to find out if volunteer support is available where you live.