[Libs-Or] Kindle Checkout Program

Taylor, Kiira ktaylor at ci.oswego.or.us
Thu Aug 6 10:26:30 PDT 2015

Here at the Lake Oswego Public Library, we've been loaning pre-loaded Kindles for several years.  We have a group with YA/Teen items, some with children's items, and some with adult items.

We have about 470+ items on the adult Kindles.  Many are 'bestsellers,' but we offer an idiosyncratic mix that includes classics, some books only available in ebook format, and items in response to patron requests.

We just (yesterday!) extended our loan period for Kindles from 2 to 4 weeks.  We do not allow renewals at this point.

We've had no problems, and we're very happy with the program.

Please feel free to email or call me if you have questions.

Kiira K. Taylor, AMLS
Adult Services Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library, 503-697-6581 or 503-534-4227

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From: Feinman, Todd
Sent: Thursday, August 6, 2015 8:43 AM
To: Taylor, Kiira
Subject: FW: [Libs-Or] Kindle Checkout Program

Hi Kiira,
Don't know if you saw the question below on Libs-Or.  I am sure you would have much to say on the topic..


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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Teresa Lucas
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 4:25 PM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Kindle Checkout Program

Does anyone checkout kindles in your libraries for patron use? We are exploring the idea and want to know if it is feasible for our library. I would love to hear your comments - pro and con. Thank you, Teresa Lucas

Teresa Lucas
Assistant Director of Library Services
1800 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR  97459
(541)756-5442 X 0035
(541)756-1076 Fax

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