The Library is now lending digital devices!
- 1 Kindle (Amazon)
- 1 Kindle Paperwhite (Amazon)
- Kindle Fire (Amazon)
- Kindle Fire HD (Amazon)
- 1 Nook (Barnes & Noble)
- 2 Kobo ereaders
- 1 iPad (in library use only, 2 hour limit)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question #1: How do I get in line for the devices?
- Answer: Devices are on a first come, first serve availability and cannot be requested. You may call to check on availability and expected return of specific devices.
- Question #2: How long do we get to borrow the device?
- Answer: eReaders are available to lend for 3 weeks with no renewals. We want as many patrons as possible to have a hands-on opportunity to learn about them. iPads are available for 2 hour in library use only.
- Question #3: Are there fines for bringing back the devices late?
- Answer: Yes, the fine for eReaders is $5.00 per day. iPad fees are in the amount of $5.00 per hour. If your electronic device is lost, stolen, or damaged (this includes both device and/or accessories); you will be held responsible for all applicable replacement costs and processing fees (up to $300.00 plus accrued late return fees for eReaders; up to $700.00 plus accrued late fees for the iPad.
- Question #4: Do I get to purchase and/or download ebooks, or are ebooks already preloaded on the devices?
- Answer: Each device will have 10-20 ebooks already loaded on the device, and you will be unable to purchase or download additional content. However, you can request a Book-a-Librarian session and have the device unregistered to load Overdrive materials.
- Question #5: Do I have to leave a deposit with the library when I check out one of the devices?
- Answer: You won't need to leave a deposit, but you will have to sign a borrowing agreement that says you agree to pay for the full replacement costs of the device and carrying cases.
- Question #6: Can children check out these devices?
- Answer: Patrons must be 18 years old or older to check out the devices. That doesn't mean a parent couldn't let their child use the device. It just means that the adult will be responsible for any damages or loss of the device. Patrons must also have a valid, current Hubbard Public Library card and photo ID.
- Question #7: Are there user manuals available for each of the devices?
- Answer: Yes, there are. Use the links to the manuals listed below.