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Goucher College Library is now offering Kindles with pre-loaded content. This guide provides details about the program, instructions for how to use the devices, and title information.
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2013 URL: http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/ereader Print Guide RSS Updates

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What types of e-readers are available at the Library?
A Kindle Fire, two Kindle devices, and a Kindle Touch
 
Who can check out an e-reader?
Current Goucher students, faculty, and staff
 
What titles are on the Kindles?
All four Kindles are pre-loaded with popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Click on the Title List tab to see a full-listing of titles or search in the Library Catalog on the keyword "kindle".
 
Can I reserve an e-reader?
Yes, as long as you have an active Goucher College library card.  You can place a hold on any of the e-readers through the catalog using the "Place A Hold" button at the top of the screen.
 
Can I load my own e-books on the Library's Kindles?
No.  The devices are pre-loaded with titles and then de-registered so that no one may add additional books.
 
What happens if I lose an e-reader or damage it?
Borrowers will be charged a replacement fee if the device is damaged or missing.
 
How did the Library choose the materials for the Kindles?
Library staff decided to include only popular fiction and non-fiction based upon bestseller lists.
 
Is the Library planning to replace print books with  e-books?
No.  The Library knows that many people prefer print books over e-books.  In addition, many publishing houses do not want to produce e-books so not all titles will be available electronically. 
 
 
 

About the Program

Goucher College Library's E-Reader Program

 

     

The Goucher College Library is now circulating pre-loaded e-readers to current Goucher faculty, students, and staff.  We continue to strive to find new ways to bring emerging information technology to the Goucher community. 

The Library has one Kindle Fire, two Kindle devices, and one Kindle Touch pre-loaded with popular fiction and non-fiction titles.  Each Kindle will circulate for 14 days, and can be checked out on a first-come first-served basis from the Library Research Services Desk. 

The hours to check out and return the readers are:

Monday - Thursday, 10am - 10pm

Friday- Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Each device circulates with a cover, power cord, and a bag that must be returned when the device is returned.                     

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