The State Library will be closed on August 30, 2017 for staff training. No appointments, online chat, or telephone assistance will be available that day.

Training Resources

Check out these free training resources to get up to speed on e-books and e-readers in libraries.


WLA 2012 Pre-Conference
Downloads, eBooks, and Apps, Oh My!
eReader: The technical side
Discover the technical side of eBooks and eReaders. Learn about DRM, Adobe ID and troubleshooting eBooks.Presenters are Darlene Pearsall, King County Library System; Liz Boston, Timberland Regional Library System and Michelle Angell, Pierce County Library System. Recorded March 21, 2012.
Handouts Adobe Reader - Click to Download
Infopeople Copyright Law Update 2011: Ebooks, Google Books, Patron Requests and New International Developments
Archive and resources from the Infopeople webinar, on June 9, 2011 on copyright law and e-books.
Demystifying E-Readers
January 12, 2012
Lending eReaders: What Libraries Need to Know
Follow-up to the January 2012 Demystifying E-Readers session. Recorded February 28, 2012.
Developing and Maintaining E-Reader Policies and Procedures for Libraries
WebJunction Webinar, January 31, 2012


Documents and Digital Devices
Lorena O'English, Washington State University Libraries, curriculum on documents and digital devices.