Borrow a Kindle

Our Kindles are loaded with fiction and nonfiction bestsellers and other popular titles. Visit our online catalog and enter Kindle to see all that we have available in that format or enter the title you are looking for. If we have it on a Kindle, it will be noted as such in the list. 

Locations 

 Main Library in Hillsborough | Carrboro Branch Library at McDougle Middle School. 

Check Out Periods

If you have a library card  in good standing, you may borrow a Kindle for three (3) weeks. Two (2) renewals are available if no one else is waiting. You may use your library card  to place a hold or to renew a Kindle. 

Returning -- Not in the book drop, please!

Bring the Kindle to any library location during open hours with all of its original packing and accessories. 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. If you use the book drop to return a Kindle, we will charge a $25 fine to your account. 

Fees

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kindle User Information

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.

You will find basic operating instructions in the Kindle check out packet. For more detailed instructions, see the Amazon Kindle User's Guide.

Other Questions?

Call and speak with one of our librarians at 919.245.2537 (Hillsborough) or 919.969.3006 (Carrboro) during regular business hours.