eBook Readers at the NCSU Libraries

How does the NCSU eBook reader lending program work?

The NCSU Libraries offers Amazon Kindle and Sony eBook readers for check out to NCSU students, faculty, and staff. The loan period is one week with no renewals. Overdue charges accrue at the rate of $10 per day.

What collections may be accessed using these eBook readers?

Each eBook reader holds a library of over 100 pre-loaded titles in their memory. The NCSU Libraries has developed three collections housed on eBook readers.

  • Amazon Kindle User-Selected Collection
    User selected popular books are available on 54 Amazon Kindle readers. Go to the eBook reader lending web page and click on the "Online Waiting List" button. NCSU users must authenticate using their Unity ID. Select "Amazon Kindle" device. From that point, you may pick the title(s) you want from our existing Kindle title collection or from the Amazon Kindle store. The NCSU Libraries will send you an email when your Kindle is ready to pick up for a one week loan. It will contain the title(s) you selected and all previous titles selected for that reader.

    Kindle Title list

  • Kindle News Reader

    Kindle 32 is a 4-hour loan Newsreader with Time, Newsweek, The News & Observer, New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal updated daily. Pick up the Newsreader Kindle at the D. H. Hill Ask Us center.

  • Sony Readers with Classics Titles
    Two Sony Readers are available for borrowing. Each contaings 100 classic titles. To see the titles available, display the Table of Contents in the catalog records:

    Sony Portable eBook Reader 1
    Sony Portable eBook Reader 2