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The Library is now lending 8 Kindles and 3 Nooks, loaded with hot titles in three genres:

  • 6 Kindles with popular fiction for adults
  • 2 Kindles with popular nonfiction for adults
  • 3 Nooks with popular titles for teens

Please read through the follow Frequently Asked Questions, and let us know if you have any other questions. To send a question by email, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I pick up the device, and if it is checked out, how do I get in line?
    • You can pick up the eReaders at the Welcome Desk on the first floor just at the base of the stairwell. If the genre you want is checked out, you can place a request for at the Main Desk or online just as you would for a book that is already checked out. To find the devices in the catalog, click on any of the links listed below. Then click on the "Request" button to place a hold.
  • How long do we get to borrow the device?
    • Two weeks
  • Can the devices be renewed?
    • If no one is waiting for the device, it can be renewed one time.
  • Are there fines for bringing back the devices late?
    • Yes, the fine is $2/day.
  • Do I get to purchase and/or download ebooks, or are ebooks already preloaded on the devices?
    • Each device has 10-20 ebooks already loaded on the device, and you will be unable to purchase or download additional content. As a result, you will not be able to transfer downloaded ebooks from OverDrive onto the devices.
  • Do I have to leave a deposit with the library when I check out one of the devices?
    • No.
  • Can children check out these devices?
    • Yes.
  • What titles have been preloaded on each of the devices?
  • Are there user manuals available for each of the devices?



Preloaded content on the Fiction eReaders

  1. The 50 Shades Trilogy by EL James

  2. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

  3. Canada by Richard Ford

  4. Changing Tides by KD Mason

  5. Dangerous Shoals by KD Mason

  6. Defending Jacob by William Landay

  7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  8. Harbor Ice by KD Mason

  9. Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

  10. Home by Toni Morrison

  11. The Innocent by David Baldacci

  12. In One Person by John Irving

  13. The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

  14. The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

  15. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

  16. The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

  17. The Red House by Mark Haddon

  18. The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans

  19. See You Round the Square by Lara L. Croft & Michael Berry

  20. The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer

  21. The Story of a Bad Boy by Thomas Aldrich

  22. Stay Close by Harlan Coben

  23. The Taliban Cricket Club by Timeri N. Murari

  24. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

  25. The Witness by Nora Roberts

Preloaded content on the NonFiction eReaders

  1. Dream New Dreams by Jai Pausch

  2. Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs
  3. The First Twenty Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds
  4. Imagine by John Lehrer
  5. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
  6. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  7. Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill
  8. Quiet by Susan Cain
  9. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  10. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  11. Wild (Oprah Edition) by Cheryl Strayed


Preloaded content on the Teen eReaders

  1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

  2. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Chomp by Carl Hiassen
  5. Fallout by Ellen Hopkins

  6. Gone by Michael Grant
  7. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  8. Inheritance (Cycle #4) by Christopher Paolini
  9. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  10. Legend by Marie Lu
  11. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  12. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  13. Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton
  15. What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen



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