Indyreads training for public library staff

Introducing the new indyreads ebook and eaudio platform

Course overview

This interactive hands-on program introduces public library staff to the new indyreads ebook and eaudio platform.

Who is this course for?

This course is for staff working in NSW public libraries and will suit all levels of staff especially those in client-facing roles and readers advisory staff. 

If you are not working in public libraries, information about other courses available at the State Library of NSW can be accessed here.

Course delivery

Half day face-to-face workshop.  Learning strategies involve a mix of lecture style, group work, and guided opportunities for participants to explore the indyreads platform using iPads (supplied). We are currently investigating ways to offer indyreads training remotely.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the indyreads workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand the content and functionality of indyreads
  • locate the indyreads app
  • conduct simple searches for ebooks and eaudio content 
  • borrow and return ebooks and eaudio
  • locate in-app help, user guides, support and FAQs 
  • identify self-published and local studies material 
  • locate promotional material.

What’s included? 

  • overview of indyreads
  • hands-on exercises 
  • use of iPads

Please advise when booking if you have any dietary or accessibility requests.

The State Library provides the cost of first class return rail travel for participants travelling from libraries more than 100km away - more details can be found on the travel claim form.


This workshop is free for NSW public library staff.

Host libraries are asked to provide catering for a short tea break.

Course dates

The course will be offered to participating libraries on a regular basis. It may also be delivered locally on request. To find out more, please contact Public Library Services staff.

Visit the events calendar to find details of upcoming events at the State Library as well as other events that may be of interest to NSW public library staff.

Additional information

If you are participating in the ALIA PD scheme you may claim points for this activity.

Please contact Public Library Services staff if you have any questions about the course.