Kindle Borrowing Guide
The Amazon Kindle DX is a wireless reading device which may be used to read books, newspapers, magazines and blogs. The Kindle is 10.4 inches x 7.2 inches and weighs a little more than a pound. Books and other reading material are downloaded from Amazon.com and can be read for up to four days when wireless service is turned on and for up to two weeks if wireless is off. The Kindle can be fully recharged in four hours. The Kindle DX has six adjustable font sizes for your reading preference and the Kindle can even read to you. The New Oxford American Dictionary is built-in so you can seamlessly look up the definitions of words without interrupting your reading. The Kindle also includes free-access to Wikipedia.org. More than 60,000 audio titles are available to download as well.
Kindle Student Borrowing FAQ
- Who is eligible to borrow a Kindle from the Library?
- Currently enrolled Diman students whose McHenry Library accounts are in good standing may borrow a Kindle.
- Where can I go to check out a Kindle?
- See the Librarian at the Library Circulation Desk.
- What do I need to borrow a Kindle?
- You will need your Diman ID number, you must complete and sign the “Kindle Borrowing Form,” and you must have a parent or guardian sign the form as well.
- How long may I use the Kindle?
- The Kindle may be checked out for one week. (We have a limited number of Kindles available)
- What responsibility do I have for a Kindle?
- Kindles that are borrowed are treated just like any other school owned material – you bear the responsibility if it is damaged, lost, or stolen.
- What happens if the Kindle is stolen or damaged while I have it signed out?
- Immediately report any loss or damage to the Librarian. You could be charged up to the full replacement cost if a Kindle charged out to you is lost or damaged ($523.99).
- What may I read on the Kindle?
- Books and audio titles must be downloaded before the Kindle is borrowed – please request the Kindle before you actually need it and ask the librarian to obtain the book you are interested in. When you bring the completed and signed “Kindle Borrowing Form” back to the library the Kindle will be ready for you.