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The library has has three types of eReaders (Kindles, Kindle Fire and AERO).

 

 Kindle Circulation Philosophy

The Ahrens Memorial Library has Kindles that may be checked out. The Library has purchased recreational and educational e-books and downloaded free e-books to these Kindles. The following rules apply to checking out the Kindles, or any other e-reader the library may acquire over time.

·         Kindles are available for checkout only to persons 16 years or older, in possession of a valid library card in good standing.

·         Patrons must show a valid photo ID when checking out the Kindle.

·         Kindles may be borrowed for a 2-week period and can be renewed once, unless there is a hold on the item.

·         Kindles must be picked up in person and returned in person at the Ahrens Memorial Library during operating hours. Kindles may not be returned in book drop.

·         Kindles cannot be reserved through Interlibrary Loan.

·         Kindles will be checked for functionality and accessories before being removed from the patron record.

·         Any purchases made by patrons are patron’s sole financial responsibility.

·         The patron is responsible for damages to the Kindle and its accessories. Patron is responsible for replacement of Kindle, USB cable, and case.

·         If Kindle is not returned or returned damaged, the patron will replace with a comparable model, cost as of Dec 2017 is approximately $140.

The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. The Library is not responsible for downloaded content on the device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.

 

 

Kindle Fire Circulation Philosophies

The Ahrens Memorial Library has purchased Kindle Fire that may be checked out. The Library has purchased e-books and downloaded free e-books to these Kindle Fire, titles both recreational and educational. The following rules apply to checking out a Kindle Fire.

·         Kindle Fires are available for check out to Library members with a library card in good standing and aged 18 or older.

·         Kindle Fires check out for two (2) weeks and can be renewed twice unless a hold is placed against it.

·         The Kindle Fires will remain on the user’s account until library staff verifies it and all accessories are intact and functioning properly.

·         Failure to return the Kindle Fire on time will result in immediate action involving your chain of command.

·         Content favorites, etc. will be deleted upon return of the Kindle Fire.

·         Kindle Fires must be physically handed to a library staff member for check in. DO NOT PUT IN BOOK DROP.

·         Kindles will be inspected when they are checked out and when they are checked in. If Kindle is not returned or returned damaged, the patron is responsible for an in-kind replacement of the Kindle Fire.

The Library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. The Library is not responsible for downloaded content on the device. Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.

 

AERO Circulation Philosophies

The Air Force has purchased kindles in the form of the AERO that may be checked out by ACTIVE DUTY members of the Air Force. The Air Force has purchased e-books that have been uploaded to the AEROs for official use. The following rules apply to the AERO:

·         AERO e-readers are available for check out to ACTIVE DUTY members with a library card in good standing.

·         AERO e-readers check out for two (2) weeks and can be renewed up to two (2) times unless a hold is placed against it.

·         The AERO e-reader will remain on the user’s account until library staff verifies it and all its accessories are intact and function properly.

·         Content favorites, etc. will be deleted upon return of the e-reader.

·         AERO e-readers must be physically handed to library staff for check in

·         The patron is responsible for any damage that may have happened to the AERO while in the patron’s custody.

·        Failure to return the AERO e-reader on time will result in immediate action involving the patron’s chain of command.

The library is not responsible for any liability, damages, or expense resulting from the use or misuse of this device, connection of this device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of the device.  The library is not responsible for downloaded content on the device.  Any use of the device for illegal purposes, unauthorized copying of copyright-protected material in any format, or transmission of threatening, harassing, defamatory, or obscene materials is strictly prohibited.

 


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