The library now has a Nook e-Reader and a Kindle e-Reader for patrons 18 and older to borrow before you commit to buying one. You can borrow these devices for a two-week period. Because these eReaders cost $200 to replace, borrowers are required to fill out a form. Here is the PDF of that form.
These devices are excellent for travel because they can hold multiple titles and take up very little room in your purse or hand luggage. Because you can set the font size to whatever you like, they are also great for Large Print readers.
The Nook is compatible with Overdrive’s Downloadable Audio Program. There is a rumor that the Kindle will become compatible with Overdrive in the next few months. In the meantime, both devices have preloaded titles on them that the library has purchased.
The Nook’s permanent titles are as follows: Sing you home by Jodi Picoult, Bossypants by Tina Fey, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Dracula by Bram Stoker, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, God’s War by Kameron Hurley, The Phantom of Pemberley by Regina Jeffers, Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell, Life’s a Beach by Claire Cook, Wings Free by Aprilynne Pike.
The Kindle’s permanent titles are as follows: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Great House by Nicole Krauss, Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts, Life by Keith Richards, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, Jungle by Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul.