Electronic Media

Loaner Laptop Program

Laptop computers are available at the Giovatto Library for you to use on a temporary basis inside the library building. All students, staff, alumni, and part-time faculty are eligible to participate in the laptop loaner program.

Here’s how it works:

1. You may borrow a laptop at the Circulation Desk of  the Giovatto Library on the Metropolitan Campus. To do so, you must provide your current valid University identification card.   

2. Borrowers must complete a loan agreement accepting responsibility for any loss or damage to device, and costs of repair or replacement attributable to a borrower will be charged to that borrower.

3. Laptop computers may NOT leave the library. The devices will set off the library security alarms if taken out of the building.

If you have any other questions please feel free to email Paul Dunphy at pdunphy@fdu.edu or Debbie Daniele at ddaniele@fdu.edu.

eReader and iPad Loan Program - FAQs

The FDU Library has acquired several Amazon Kindles, Sony eReaders and iPod Touches for use by FDU students, faculty and staff. The eReaders come pre-loaded with a selection of titles.

eReaders can be checked out at the Giovatto Library circulation desk on the Metropolitan Campus.

Also, the FDU Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, and the Office of Information Resources and Technology are pleased to sponsor the iPad program available through the FDU Library. iPads are available for students, staff, faculty and alumni for use in the library.

Policies

Kindles, Sony Readers and iPods will circulate for a seven-day loan period, with 1 renewal period allowed, to users with a valid FDU Library borrowing card in good standing.

Overdue charges accrue at the rate of $10.00 per day.

Borrowers must complete a loan agreement accepting responsibility for any loss or damage to device, and costs of repair or replacement attributable to a borrower will be charged to that borrower.

All eReaders are due back to the desk from which they were borrowed.

Faculty and staff may check out the iPads for a one week period. For students, the iPads are available for in Library use only at this time. iPads will circulate for a seven-day loan period to users with a valid FDU Library borrowing card in good standing. Borrowers must complete a loan agreement accepting responsibility for any loss or damage to device, and costs of repair or replacement attributable to a borrower will be charged to that borrower.

Overdue charges accrue at the rate of $10.00 per day.

What if I would like to read a particular title on the ebook Reader?

We are eager to receive suggestions from you of good books to add to the eBook readers. You can shop in the Amazon Kindle Store to see if your desired book is available. You may alsolink download free e-books on these devices.

Please use the Suggest a Purchase form on the library website to request eBook titles.

 

 

You can find out more about these electronic book readers on the Web at:

http://amazon.com/kindle [Amazon’s Kindle site]

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000301301 [Kindle app for the iPhone]

Training

Each eReader comes packaged with a tip sheet to get you started with using the device. Complete documentation for each eReader is available on the device itself.

Amazon Kindle Tip Sheet
Amazon Kindle Fire Tip Sheet
Amazon Kindle Touch Tips
Sony eReader Tip Sheet
iPod Touch Tip Sheet