The Grinnell College Libraries is now checking out a limited number of Amazon Kindles and Barnes & Noble Nooks.
-eReaders may be checked out by any student, faculty, or staff with an active account. (They are not available to local area residents, special students, or faculty/staff partners.)
-Loan period is one semester or break (winter/summer).
-They are not renewable; there are no consecutive checkouts.
-There will not be a waiting list, and they are not holdable or recallable ("first-come, first-serve").
-The overdue fines will be $2.00/day (the same as videos).
-Patrons will be billed for full replacement cost at 7 days overdue. Patron is responsible for full replacement cost if lost or damaged; if returned late, the charge will be reduced.
-eReaders must be returned in person to Burling Circulation desk – they should NOT be placed in a book drop.
-The patron must use their own Barnes & Noble or Amazon account to view and download content.
-Before check-in, the patron must de-register their account from the device.
-Any content saved will be deleted upon return of device; patron is responsible to discontinue any ongoing charges (such as a newspaper subscription).
-eReaders are fragile. Please handle carefully! Do not place objects on top of the eReaders.