A year ago, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library to its collection at .
Heights Libraries has decided to expand that program and now offers Nooks and Kindles at the , and libraries.
The idea is that patrons can "try it before they buy it" and learn to use the devices.
“Our customers have been clamoring for more eReaders,” said Heights Libraries Deputy Director in a press release. “Circulating these devices serves several purposes: It gives customers an opportunity to try these products and make more informed purchasing decisions, it provides library customers an opportunity to try a different reading experience, and it also allows us to experiment with new ways of serving our customers.”
Coventry, University Heights and Noble branches will circulate three eReaders and offer both Nooks and Kindles, and the Lee Road Library now has nine eReaders. Popular books are already downloaded on the devices, including Bossypants by Tina Fey, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
People can keep the eReaders for up to 14 days. More information is available here.