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eReader and Tablet Loan Policy

Patron Eligibility:

        Adult patrons may check eReaders and tablets out from library.

        Child patrons may check out the e-ink eReaders. 

        Child patrons under 14 must have a legal guardian fill out and sign a technology waiver form in order to check out tablets.      

        Patrons must present a valid library card at time of checkout.

Loan Period

        Patrons may borrow eReaders for 3 weeks.

        Patrons may borrow tablets for 1 week.

        Patrons will accrue $5.00 in fines if they do not follow the following guidelines:

        Devices must be returned to a staff member at the circulation desk. 

        Patrons cannot return devices to the outside or inside drop box.

        Patrons cannot return devices to other libraries.

        Returns can only take place at circulation desk during regular business hours

        Late fees for the devices are $1.00 per day. 

        Devices will not be loaned to other libraries (no inter-library loan).

        Patrons may reserve or place holds on these devices.  

Lost or damaged devices:

        Users are responsible for lost or damaged devices or device accessories.  Charges will be based on replacement costs.

Adopted by the Newark Public Library Board of Trustees October 9, 2014.