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E-Readers & Kindles for Checkout

Kindle DX and Sony E-Readers are available for checkout. You may view ebooks, newspapers and magazines on them.

Introduction

As many of the library's resources have increasingly transitioned to online or electronic formats, we have struggled with ways to ensure broad access to them for our university community. These devices allow us to circulate ebooks, newspaper and magazine content in a convenient format.

Ebooks & Periodicals Available

Kindle DXOn the Kindle DX

The Kindle allows us to offer newspaper and magazine subscription access. These newspapers and magazines are automatically updated over the cellular phone data network, guaranteeing you can read the latest issues. Each Kindle has the same content:

Newspapers

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
  • The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC)
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today

Sony E-ReaderMagazines

  • Time
  • Newsweek

Reference Books

  • The New Oxford American Dictionary

On the Sony E-Reader

The Sony E-Reader is an ideal way to circulate ebooks to the university community. Each E-Reader is loaded with a different selection of books. You can even find E-Reader books in our catalog.

African American Non-Fiction

  • Come on People by Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint
  • Why I Love Black Women by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Letters to a Young Brother by Hill Harper
  • Letters to a Young Sister by Hill Harper
  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey
  • Reposition Yourself by T.D. Jakes
  • Michelle: A Biography by Liza Mundy
  • The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  • Change We Can Believe In by Barack Obama
  • Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot

African American Fiction

  • Seen It All and Done the Rest by Pearl Cleage
  • Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Waking With Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey
  • Them by Nathan McCall
  • Deliver Me From Evil by Mary Monroe
  • Sweeter Than Honey by Mary B. Morrison
  • Known to Evil by Walter Mosley
  • Sin No More by Kimberla Lawson Roby
  • The Last Street Novel by Omar Tyree

NYTimes Bestselling Fiction

  • 61 Hours by Lee Child
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin
  • The Spy by Clive Cussler
  • The Lion by Nelson DeVille
  • Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson
  • Storm Prey by John Sandford
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Innocent by Scott Turow

NYTimes Bestselling Non-Fiction

  • The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose
  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Body by Daniel Amen
  • Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
  • Spoken from the Heart by Laura Bush
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • My Dad Says by Justin Halpern
  • Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
  • War by Sebastian Junger
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Sloot

Recent Bestsellers

  • Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
  • Black Ops by W.E.B. Griffin
  • The Broker by John Grisham
  • Sula by Toni Morrison
  • The 9th Judgement by James Patterson
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
  • Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

The Classics

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Native Son by Richard Wright

Checkout Policy

  • Available for a two-week loan; no renewals allowed.
  • They must be returned in person to the Circulation Desk; you will be responsible for any damage if you place it in the book drop or any other unsecured location.
  • They cannot be immediately checked out after return; we need to examine, recharge and erase them. The device will be available for checkout the next business day.
  • All files on the device will be deleted at check-in.

Fines & Fees

Damaged devices or parts will be charged to you at replacement cost. Fees may be assessed after the time of check-in if damage is discovered later.

Late Fees

  • $10.00 per day after the due date (to a maximum of the replacement cost of the device).
  • If not returned within 21 days after the due date, the device will be presumed lost. All your library privileges will be suspended and you will be charged the full replacement cost plus a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Replacement Costs

Kindle DX Sony E-Reader
Device $489.00 $349.00
Case $49.99 $14.99
Power Adapter/Cord $19.99 $57.95
Cover n/a $14.99
Stylus n/a $35.95