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The Southbury Public Library has 4 Kindles and 2 Nooks for the public to borrow from the library. Patrons must fill out a Borrower’s Agreement before they can borrow an e-reader.  ***Kindles & Nooks can now be taken out for 14 days (2 weeks)***

Patrons must be 18 years of age and a Southbury resident with a current library card to borrow a Kindle/Nook and agree to the following…

  • I am responsible for returning the Kindle/Nook within the 14 day loan period.
  • There is a $2.00 per day fine with no maximum if the item is returned late.
  • I will not download any books/materials which the Kindle/Nook is checked out to me.
  • If any books/materials have bee downloaded, we will notify you of any charges.
  • The Kindle/Nook must be returned to the Adult Circulation Desk with all equipment in the protective bag.
  • Do not return the Kindle/Nook to any other library.
  • Do not return the Kindle/Nook in the Bookdrop.
  • Replacement costs for lost or damaged items must be paid for at time of return
  1.   One Kindle/Nook Book Reader: Replacement cost: Current price of new reader
  2.   Protective leather carrying case: Replacement cost: Current price of new case
  3.   One battery charger and cord: Replacement cost: $35.00
  4.   Basic Instructions: Replacement cost: $5.00

Books available on Southbury Library Nooks (as of March 2013)

The Affair by Lee Child
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Kill Me if You Can by James Patterson
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Lethal by Sandra Brown
The Litigators by John Grisham
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mile 81 by Stephen King
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Private Games by James Patterson
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
We the Animals by Justin Torres

Books available on Southbury Library Kindles (as of November 2014)

9th Judgement by James Patterson
1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
61 Hours by Lee Child
10th of December by George Saunders
12 Years a Slave
by Solomon Northrup

Abbey by Chris Culver
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Affair: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great by Ben Carson
American Assassin by Vince Flynn
And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Ape House by Sara Gruen
Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer
Big Short by Michael Lewis
Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
Black Box by Michael Connelly
Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America by Jonathan Moreno
Born Twice by Guiseppe Pontiggia
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Caught by Harlan Coben
Christmas in Absaroka County by Craig Johnson
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjilian
Congratulations By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Sanders
Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark
A Dance For Dragons by George R.R. Martin
Day’s of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges
Deception by Jonathan Kellerman
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
Deep Down by Lee Child
The Dinner by Herman Koch
Divorce Horse by Craig Johnson
Dork Diaries 3 1/2 by Rachel Renee Russell
Dork Diaries 4 by Rachel Renee Russell
Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Edible Delectables by Amy Wiseman
Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Good House by Ann Leary

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber
Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Homesteading Handbook by Abigail Gehring
Hooghly Tales by Sally Solomon

House Rules by Jodi Picoult
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Inferno by Dan Brown
Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Innocent by Scott Turow
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations by Caroline Kennedy
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
Last Man: A Novel by Vince Flynn
Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland by Frank Delaney
Last To Die by Tess Gerritsen
Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Leaving Time by Jody Picoult
Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry
Litigators by John Grisham
Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
Messenger: A Walter Longmire Story by Craig Johnson
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Nantucket Sisters by Nancy Thayer
New Oxford American Dictionary
Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Beer
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Nightwoods: a novel by Charles Frazier
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
One Nation: What We do for America’s Future by Ben Carson
Oxford Dictionary of English
Palladian Days by Sally Gable
Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherford
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Private by James Patterson
Racketeer by John Grisham
Recalculating by Jennifer Weiner
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
Republic by Plato
Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rules of Civility: a novel by Amor Towles
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana deRosnay
Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Silken Prey by John Sandford
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Sins of the Mother by Danielle Steel
Six Years by Harlan Coben
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray

Star Island by Carl Hiassen
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
Storm Prey by John Sandford
Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch
Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
Tell the Wolves I’m Coming Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Three Weissmans of Westport by Catherine Schine
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
Top Secret 21 by Janet Evanovich
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Vegan Gluten-Free Family Cookbook by Vesela Tabakova
Wanted Man by Lee Child
We the Animals by Justin Torres
Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
What’s Happening to My Body by Lynda Madaras
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Highway by Cheryl Strayed
Works of Andre Norton by Andre Norton
Zoo by James Patterson