Library

E-Readers

Welcome to our e-Reader lending service. This program was developed to explore how Kindle and iPads can be used effectively as an alternate tool to build up the library’s eBook collection and to explore how new technologies can enhance reading and learning.

When you come to the Library to check the e-reader out, you will be asked to complete the RCCC E-Reader Agreement, acknowledging financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment. The patron  will be asked to show a current photo ID to validate against patron record.

We have three different options for you to read an ebook:

Option 1: Borrow our device to download a library ebook

  • If you would like to use our Kindle Fire or iPad to select your own title from Library2GO (Overdrive), see a librarian at the Circulation Desk.

Option 2: Devices with pre-loaded titles

  • We have Kindle Fire e-readers available for patrons with pre-loaded titles.

Option 3: Use your device to borrow ebooks from OverDrive

  • eBooks and Digital Media

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can borrow an E-Reader?
Current RCCC staff, faculty and students in good standing with a current RCCC photo ID/library card. They must have a current E-Reader Agreement on File.
Who can’t borrow an E-Reader?
  • Patrons with outstanding fines/fees or overdue material will not be allowed to check out a tablet until the account is cleared.
  • Public Patrons
What type of E-readers do you have?
We currently have Kindle Fires and Apple IPads.
Where can I check out an E-reader?

The Circulation Desk at each Campus.

How long can a borrow an E-Reader?

Tablets may be checked out for a period of 7 days.

After the 7 day checkout period, if there are no holds on the item, it can be checked out once more for a 7-day period; however, the tablet and all accompanying equipment must be brought into the library and checked by library staff before being renewed. There will be NO renewals by phone, email or without the equipment physically present.

What happens if I lose or break an E-Reader?
If the tablet and all accompanying equipment is more than 3 days late, it will be declared lost, and the borrower’s account with the college will be billed $400 for replacement. If only the charger cord and adapter is missing, the fee will be $45. If the cover/case is missing, the charge will be $60. If the tablet and all accompanying equipment is returned in good condition within 30 days, the replacement cost will be waived, but the borrower will still be responsible for the overdue fines of $10 per day.
What are the late fines for an E-Reader?
Fines will be assessed at a rate of $10 per day for overdue equipment.