E-Reader FAQ

What Is the E-Reader Program?
This is a pilot program to explore how e-readers can be used as an alternative source of reading material. We will re-evaluate this program regularly to assess use and success.

Who Can Check Readers Out?
Any Scotch Plains resident card holder or member of the Scotch Plains Friends of the Library over the age of 18 with your account in good standing may reserve and check out a reader. Unfortunately, because of the small number of readers, we will not be loaning these to out-of town patrons at this time.

How Long May I Keep a Reader?
Readers are checked out for two weeks and cannot be renewed.

What Are the Fines?
Fines are $5 a day.

What Happens if I Lose or Damage the Reader?
You will be charged the replacement cost – $215 for Kindle, $235 for Nook, $350 for Nookcolor.

May I Reserve a Reader?
Yes. You will be called when a reader arrives and for the initial loan, you will setup a time to meet with a library staff member to learn how the device works.

May I Download to the Device?
At this time, we are restricting use to materials we have downloaded. You may request a title and we will try to add to the reader. Our usual selection criteria will apply to adding electronic materials. If you do add materials, you will be charged for those downloads.

May I Return the Readers to the Book Drop or to Fanwood?
No. All readers must be returned to the Scotch Plains desk. You will be charged a fee of $25 if the reader is placed in the drop or left at Fanwood.