eReader Lending Policy

eReader Lending Policy

 

The library owns three different eReaders:  Barnes & Noble Nook™, Sony Reader™, and Amazon Kindle.  Our goal in starting this service is to offer you an eReader experience so you can make informed decisions should you decide to purchase one. You can decide whether this new technology delivers reading in a way that fits your lifestyle.

 

To reserve an eReader, call the library at (815) 434-0509 or stop by the Circulation Desk.  A preference for one of the brands may be specified.  You will then check out up to 4 e-books from the library’s e-book collection.  Go to http://omnilibraries.org and follow the directions to place books in your e-cart.  A library staff member will then download your book(s) to the eReader prior to checking the eReader out to you.   

 

  • An eReader can be checked out by any patron age 18 and over with an established Reddick Library card in good standing (no fines or overdue items and no history of a delinquent account.)
  • An eReader circulates for 14 days. There is no renewal.
  • Overdue charges of $5.00 per day will be assessed for late return of an eReader.
  • In order to allow the greatest number of patrons to try out a device, patrons will be limited to one checkout of each brand of eReader until demand is met.
  • eReaders must be returned to a Reddick Public Library District staff member at the Circulation Desk. They may not be returned to any other public library. If the eReader is returned in the book drop box, a $25 minimum fee will be charged to the user. Do not leave the eReader on the Circulation Desk if a staff member is not present.
  •  Do not let anyone else borrow the eReader or allow children to play with the device.
  •  Be cautious with the eReader and keep it safe from water or being dropped.

 

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Acknowledgement of eReader Replacement Cost

 

I, ______________________________________________________________(print full name), understand that by checking out an eReader from the Reddick Public Library District that I am responsible for the replacement cost of the device and/or its accessories if lost or damaged.  Overdue charges are $5.00 per day. I acknowledge that eReaders are NOT to be returned in the outside book drop but must be returned to the Reddick Public Library District circulation desk when the library is open.

 

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Check-out date/staff initials

 

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Check-in date/staff initials