Its official – students, faculty and staff can now check out a Kindle at Gleeson Library.
Because the Kindle will likely be quite popular for the next few weeks, the best way to borrow it is to make a reservation (we call it a booking). To make a booking, you need to stop by Gleeson with your OneCard and ask anyone at the circulation desk to help you. When you make your booking, we’ll tell you the date you can pick up the Kindle and you’re good to go.
The Kindle will circulate for one week. We realize that 5 days is not long enough for many to read an entire novel and it is certainly not enough time to read everything we’ve pre-loaded on the Kindle. For now, that’s the best we can do – we only have one Kindle for everyone at USF. That’s where your feedback comes in. If enough folks enjoy using the Kindle and tell us via our online survey, we’ll have the info we need make a case to buy more.
The Kindle will come pre-loaded with a selection of books and other reading materials. If there is something you’d like us to have on the device you can let us know in the user survey or just shoot me an email. I can’t promise that the library will be able to get a hold of everything that’s requested – but either way your feedback is key to the success of this pilot program.
P.S. Next up, iPads! Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.