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You will find basic operating instructions in the Kindle check out packet. For more detailed instructions, see the Amazon Kindle User's Guide (PDF).
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To check out a Kindle, visit the information desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in Hillsborough or the service desk at the Carrboro Branch Library.
You may check out a Kindle for 3 weeks at a time, just like any other book in the library.
Yes; you can request a Kindle just as you would any other library materials
No; you may not add or remove any items from the Kindle, or change any settings while you have it. If you would like to purchase an eBook for the library’s Kindles, please speak with a staff member at the information desk, or call 919-245-2537.
Yes; there is a late fee (fine) of $1 per day if you do not return the Kindle to the library by the due date.
No; because a Kindle is fragile, it cannot be returned in the book drop. If you use the book drop to return a Kindle, we will charge a $25 fine to your account.
Return the Kindle to a staff member at the information desk located on the 2nd floor at the Main Library in Hillsborough or to the service desk at the Carrboro Branch Library.
All components of the Kindle must be present upon return for the library to consider the item checked in. This includes the Kindle, its cover, the charging cord, adapter, and carrying case. Kindles must be returned at least 30 minutes before the library closes so we will have sufficient time to ensure the returned item is complete and in working order.
Before you can check out a Kindle, you will be asked to fill out a user agreement. By signing the agreement, you accept full financial responsibility for the Kindle and agree to pay all costs associated with damage to, theft, or loss of the Kindle and/or the Kindle accessories while checked out to you. The maximum replacement cost for all components, including the Kindle, cover, case, and charger, is $150.