Grenfell Library has ramped up local access to online digital content in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak to help locals stay entertained through self-isolation and social distancing measures in place across the State. With the launch of an innovative new platform indyreads, Weddin Shire locals can now access over 11,000 new eBooks and audiobooks from home, for free.
Developed by the State Library of NSW, indyreads gives Grenfell Library members 24/7 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.
"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" says Ross Balharrie, indyreads project coordinator, State Library of NSW.
"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," says Mr Balharrie.
For further information and access to the indyreads collection please visit https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/elibrary/
Below is a summary of what is currently available. More details are available on the library website https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/ or the Facebook page.
Click and Collect/Delivery service
To allow you to continue borrowing please follow the below
- Access library website http://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/
- Select catalogue
- Select Member Services
- Log In using User ID B0..... from your library membership card and your password which is your birthday (ddmmyy)
- Search catalogue
- Click on title
- Click on Reserve title
- Click on Proceed
- This item will then appear on a list for the library staff
Deliveries within the town limits are conducted on Thursday mornings.
Library Catalogue Hint
If you are looking for the Premier Reading Challenge (PRC) books that are held by the library, you can visit the website and check out the ever-growing list. https://grenfellpubliclibrary.org.au/premiers-reading-challenge/ Each title is linked to the catalogue which will let you reserve a title or two for collection or delivery. Each item also shows which level the title appears on the list.
Wanting to join the library during COVID-19?
As of Wednesday 14 April, for those who are not library members but would like access to BorrowBox and Story Box you can now join online via the library website.
Please note that this does not give you access to the physical collection or the new indyreads™.
Reminder that even though the library is physically closed you have access to the online collection. This includes BorrowBox for eAudio and eBooks with titles available for everyone, Story Box Library for streaming of kid's titles and the new indyreads for eBooks which gives titles for everyone. These are all free as part of your membership. If you have any issues, please contact the library.