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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 ereaders@duke.edu [please note: this email is for Duke Libraries users]


How to place a hold on an eReader:


ebook reader

 in the catalog and click on an ereader link.
On the upper right side of the page, click on the truck icon with the "Get this title" link to place your request.
Enter your netID and password.
Choose an eReader and pickup location.
We'll e-mail you when your eReader is ready

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What would you like
to see on the Libraries' Kindles? Tell us!

  • e-mail: ereaders@duke.edu 
    [please note: this email is 
     for Duke Libraries users]

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eReaders in the 
Duke Libraries catalog. »

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