In the spring of 2010, Duke University Libraries introduced a pilot project to loan eReaders to patrons. The pilot’s primary purpose was to provide a way for patrons to interact with emerging book and information technologies, but it also provided a way to the Libraries to increase access to high-demand titles in the collection, and to experiment with more patron-driven acquisitions. The Libraries initially purchased 12 Kindle DX Wireless eReaders which circulate for a 2-week loan period from both Perkins and Lilly libraries.
Following an overwhelmingly positive response to the Kindle pilot project, the Libraries have since added a small fleet of Nooks to its collection. The Divinity School Library has added Kindles to its holdings, and the Medical Center Library also has plans to circulate the devices. Reservations can be made through the online catalog, and title purchase requests can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org [please note: this email is for Duke Libraries users]
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