Borrow a Kindle
At the Main Library in Hillsborough and the Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle Middle School, we have Kindles ready for you to check out. To do so, you will need a current library card and an account in good standing.
Our Kindles are loaded with fiction and nonfiction bestsellers and other popular titles – you can find the current list in the library’s online catalog.
Visit the information desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library or the service desk at the Carrboro Branch Library to borrow a Kindle today.
How can I check out a Kindle?
To check out a Kindle, visit the information desk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in Hillsborough or the service desk at the Carrboro Branch Library. We will ask you to sign a user agreement, so please allow 30 minutes to complete the check-out process.
How long can I keep the Kindle?
You may check out a Kindle for 3 weeks at a time, just like any other book in the library.
Can I place a hold request on a Kindle?
Yes. You can request a Kindle just as you would any other library materials
Can I download eBooks to the Kindle?
No. You may not add or remove any items from the Kindle, or change any settings while you have it. If you would like to purchase an eBook for the library’s Kindles, please speak with a staff member at the information desk, or call 919.245.2537.
Are there late fees?
Yes. There is a late fee (fine) of $1.00 per day if you do not return the Kindle to the library by the due date.
Can I return the Kindle in the bookdrop?
No. Because a Kindle is fragile, it cannot be returned in the bookdrop. If you use the book drop to return a Kindle, we will charge a $25 fine to your account.
Where do I return the Kindle?
Return the Kindle to a staff member at the information desk located on the 2nd floor at the Main Library in Hillsborough or to the service desk at the Carrboro Branch Library.
All components of the Kindle must be present upon return for the library to consider the item checked in – this includes the Kindle, its cover, the charging cord, adapter and carrying case. Kindles must be returned at least 30 minutes before the library closes so we will have sufficient time to ensure the returned item is complete and in working order.
What if the Kindle is lost/damaged/stolen while I have it checked out?
Before you can check out a Kindle, you will be asked to fill out a user agreement. By signing the agreement, you accept full financial responsibility for the Kindle and agree to pay all costs associated with damage to or theft/loss of the Kindle and/or the Kindle accessories while checked out to you. The maximum replacement cost for all components, including the Kindle, cover, case and charger, is $150.
Where can I find information on how to use the Kindle?