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E-Readers: A Guide to Using the Kindle and Nook Color: Home

Information on using the library's Kindle and Nook Color.

The Nook Color


User Poll

What is your favorite e-reader?

User Poll
Amazon Kindle: 2 votes (40%)
Nook Color: 1 votes (20%)
Nook (1st or 2nd edition): 1 votes (20%)
iPad (1st or 2nd generation): 0 votes (0%)
Kobo: 0 votes (0%)
Sony Reader: 0 votes (0%)
Other: 1 votes (20%)
Total Votes: 5


The library offers an Amazon Kindle and a Barnes & Noble Nook Color for circulation to faculty.  This guide provides information on these e-readers, including circulation policies and e-book sources.

For general information about the e-readers, please click on one of the following links:

Circulation Policy for Library E-Readers

What You Borrow
E-Readers are loaned in 1) a plastic bag that contains 2) the E-Reader and 3) a power cord/USB cable to connect the E-Reader to a computer. You are expected to return these items when you return the Kindle or Nook Color to the Library at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Loan Period

The loan period for the Nook Color or the Kindle is one week.  You may renew the items if there is not an existing hold.  You may place a hold on the Kindle or Nook Color through the library catalog, as if you were requesting a book.

Replacement Costs for Lost or Damaged E-Readers
Anyone borrowing an e-reader understands that there are certain responsibilities associated with the usage of this equipment and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • borrower understands that all electronic equipment and/or accessories are the property of Muskingum University.
  • borrower will return all equipment to Muskingum University in the same condition in which it was provided to the borrower.
  • borrower will return all equipment on specified due date.
  • borrower understands that failure to return equipment will result in an overdue fine.
  • borrower is responsible for the replacement cost for equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged.  Damages include but are not limited to accidents, neglect, or misuse.
  • borrower understands that legal action may be taken for failure to return equipment without proper compensation.