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A bonus for local book lovers!

Cessnock City Library has ramped up local access to online content in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak to help locals stay entertained through self-isolation and social distancing measures. With the launch of an innovative new platform indyreads, Cessnock locals can now access over 11,000 new eBooks and audiobooks from home, for free


Developed by the State Library of NSW, indyreads gives Cessnock City 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.

Cessnock City Library Services Coordinator, Rose-marie Walters said 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 books in a range of other languages.”

“indyreads is a great addition to our library collection. Our members will particularly enjoy being able to access such a wealth of fiction by Australian authors,” added Rose-marie.

To access the indyreads collection, please visit

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