The State Library of NSW has teamed up with NSW Public Libraries so that public library members are able to access over 11,000 ebooks and audiobooks easily and for free on their phone, tablet or computer.

Developed by the State Library of NSW, indyreads gives public library members members 24/7 free access to a range of eBooks, including fiction titles by well-known and popular authors, poetry collections, cookbooks, educational books, local studies resources and much more.

There’s a book in the collection for you whether you’re into reading books on a theme like International Women’s Day, prize winning books, reading books to your kids or just a thrilling page turner to take your mind off the global pandemic.

Ross Balharrie, indyreads project coordinator, State Library of NSW commented that:

“indyreads also includes books from independent Australian and international publishers as well as the best examples of self-publishing, offering communities a greater diversity of stories”.

“With indyreads library members can get a lot more variety with something for every reader – from high quality self-published works by local writers to international award-winning authors, modern classics, and even books in languages other than English”.

To access the indyreads collection simply install the app from on your Android or Apple phone or tablet or login on your laptop/desktop computer.

Developer: Odilo
Price: Free

You will need an active NSW Public Library membership to use indyreads but most council libraries are free to join so that’s easy.

The default loan period for an ebook or audiobook is 21 days, though you can return them early. The maximum number of items per borrower card is 20.

A registered NSW library card holder can reserve an item which is out on loan. There are no limits on the number of reservations a user can place.