Last updated:  06 May 2024

NSW.net helps libraries and councils with faster, easier and more cost effective access for their communities to the digital world. 

From technical support to training, from purchasing to problem solving, from trialling cutting edge technologies to delivering innovative solutions, NSW.net delivers a range of services that help make internet connectivity, eResources and training simpler, more affordable and more accessible.


Statewide databases

NSW.net currently provides all NSW public libraries with free access to fifteen statewide online databases, covering a broad range of topics including the arts, science, literature and health.

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Consortia opt-in offers scheme

NSW.net negotiates a discount on subscriptions to over 100 digital products on behalf of the NSW public library network. These offers provide significant discounts to public libraries and a diverse range of digital content to suit the information needs of the communities served.

To learn more about how the scheme works take the Consortia Opt-in Offers Scheme mini module, available on the PL Portal, our online training platform for NSW public library staff.

Read more about the current opt-in offers on the NSW.net website.


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The indyreads platform provides public libraries with free access to eBooks and eAudio.

The aim of indyreads is to ensure NSW public libraries can offer their users a diverse collection of quality Australian and international published works. 

indyreads is intended to complement the collections held by public libraries and support libraries to meet the demand of their readers.

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NSW.net is also funded by the NSW Government’s Public Library Grants and Subsidies allocation to offer NSW libraries and councils subsidised internet connectivity, eResources and associated services. A service managed by the State Library of New South Wales, we’ve been helping our clients build better connected communities since 1996.

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