Borrow E-Readers Pre-Loaded with Digital Reading Subscriptions!

Check out an e-reader to enjoy ebooks, eaudio, and more through free subscriptions to Kindle Unlimited and Everand (formerly Scribd) for 21 days. WRL e-readers are not renewable but holds are available. View available e-readers in our catalog.

Included in this case:

  • 1 Kindle Fire 7 Tablet
  • 1 Kindle power cable (USB-C to USB-A)
  • 1 wall adapter
  • 1 user manual/insert card

Only one e-reader per household at a time.

General Guidelines

  • E-readers are available for checkout by those 18 years of age or older with a valid Williamsburg Regional Library card in good standing.
  • Users must have Wi-Fi to be able to use the e-reader services on the device and download content from Kindle Unlimited.
  • Overdue e-reader devices will be disabled and declared lost after 48 hours if the entire tablet kit is not returned by the due date.
  • All e-reader kits must be returned with all accessories when due. Failure to return the device and all accessories (listed above) may result in a charge to the user’s account.
  • Use of the e-readers is subject to the Terms of the Williamsburg Regional Library Technology Use Policy.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for the use of the e-readers by minors and any content that is accessed or viewed on the devices.
  • All e-reader devices are logged into library Amazon accounts with a Kindle Unlimited subscription and an Everand (formerly Scribd) subscription and should not be logged out by users. If a device is logged out by a user while borrowing, the device and full kit must be returned to the library so that they may be logged in. Login information will not be provided to users.
  • Any attempt to alter data or the configuration of the e-readers is strictly prohibited and may be considered an act of vandalism and subject to full replacement cost value.
  • E-readers are not available for interlibrary loan.
  • The library reserves the right to rescind privileges for the checkout of items if these guidelines are not followed.

Digital Content Checkouts

Kindle Unlimited

  • Users may have up to 10 titles checked out at a time through Kindle Unlimited during the checkout period.
  • Once a title is finished or is no longer wanted, it should be returned. To return a book, go to the Library Icon at the bottom when in the Kindle app. Press and hold the cover of the title you want to return. Once a checkmark appears, click the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen. Then select the Return to Kindle Unlimited option.
  • If 10 titles are checked out, one title must be returned before another title can be checked out.
  • Kindle Unlimited provides access to 4 million titles consisting mostly of ebooks with some downloadable audio and graphic novels available.

Everand

  • Users have unlimited access to most of the content available on Everand. However, some publishers limit the number of titles that can be read in one month. If this limit is reached, an error message will appear explaining that a title is not currently available at that time, which means the monthly quota has been reached for the account.
  • Users are not permitted to upload any documents or content to Everand or Scribd.
  • Everand provides access to over 2 million titles including ebooks, downloadable audio, magazines, podcasts, and sheet music.

Using Kindle Fire E-readers

  1. Press the on button along the top left edge of the e-reader. When the screen appears, swipe up to go to the home screen.
  2. Once there, select the Utilities icon and scroll to the gear icon labeled Settings. In Settings, select the Internet option. Once there, select the Wi-Fi network you would like to connect to. After successfully connecting to the network, exit the Settings menu by clicking on the small dot at the bottom center of the screen.
  3. Kindle Unlimited can be accessed by tapping on the Kindle icon. From here, you can search or browse for any titles with the Kindle Unlimited logo above the cover image. To read, click on the cover image and click on the orange button labeled “Read for Free.” The book will download to the device and once ready, an orange button will appear labeled “Read Now.” Click this to begin reading the book.
  4. To turn the page forward, swipe from right to left. To turn to the previous page, swipe from left to right. To make any changes to font size, layout, or themes for readings, tap the center of the screen and then tap on the “Aa” icon near the top right of the screen. To exit out of a book, tap the center of the screen and then click on the left carrot/arrow in the upper left corner of the screen.
  5. Everand (formerly Scribd) can be accessed by tapping on the Everand icon. From here, you can search or browse for any titles which appear in the app. To read or listen to a title, click on the cover image and select the read or listen now button that appears. To turn the page forward, swipe from right to left. To turn to the previous page, swipe from left to right. To make any changes to font size, spacing, or themes for readings, tap the center of the screen and then tap on the “Aa” icon near the top right of the screen. To exit out of a book, tap the center of the screen and then click on the left arrow in the upper left corner of the screen.

Disclaimers & Fees

Williamsburg Regional Library is not responsible for any content purchased intentionally or accidentally on e-reader devices. Williamsburg Regional Library will not reimburse users for any charges incurred and any content, data, or apps added during the loan period will be removed and will not be sent or transferred to personal user devices.

The library is not responsible for clearing stored data from an e-reader after it is returned and is not responsible for any personal information left on the device.

Fees

  • E-readers are completely free to borrow.
  • Replacement charges will be incurred if the e-readers or any of the accompanying accessories are lost or damaged.
  • $65 replacement fee for the entire e-reader kit (device and all accessories)
  • $20 processing fee
  • Itemized fees for missing or damaged parts:
    • Kindle Fire 7 Tablet: $40
    • USB-A to USB-C cable: $5
    • Power adapter: $5
    • Case: $15
  • E-reader kits and devices are considered lost at 2 days overdue, and the user will be billed for the replacement fee.
  • After being billed, the user may return the full e-reader kit in good, working condition within 7 days and all fees will be waived.
  • At 45 days overdue, the user’s account will be submitted for Legal Collections, following the library’s Circulation Policy.

By checking out an e-reader kit, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.