Niche Academy

At the library, we think we have a lot of great online services: AXIS 360 e-books & audiobooks; Flipster magazines; Freegal music; Kanopy movies; Hoopla movies, TV series, comics... the list goes on!

However, we know that figuring out how to use these services can sometimes be a challenge. That’s why we’re excited to offer tutorials for these services through Niche Academy.

Niche Academy provides step-by-step how-to videos for each of the library’s major digital services. The videos are short and easy to follow, but they’re in-depth enough to give you the information you need to start using a particular service. If you prefer text to video, you can read through the same material with plain text and illustrative images. Once you’re ready to give a service a shot, click the “Go to” link in the course to be taken straight to the appropriate website.

Niche Academy can be accessed by clicking the purple Tutorials button on the right-hand side of our website. A sidebar will open, and from there you can choose the service you’re interested in learning about. 

Digital Downloads Academy

View all digital download courses in the academy by visiting https://my.nicheacademy.com/Irving.

Research Academy

View all online classes and research database courses in the academy by visiting https://my.nicheacademy.com/researchacademy.

Tech4U Academy

The videos cover the major library services, but you can also use Niche Academy to get started with popular online platforms like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. View all of these courses by visiting https://my.nicheacademy.com/irvingpubliclibrarytech4uacademy.

We hope that Niche Academy makes your digital library experience easier and more enjoyable!