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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 been 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 September 2015)

 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith

1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Cedar Cove) by Debbie Macomber

9th Judgment (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson

Abbey (Ash Rashid Book 1) by Chris Culver

Affair by Lee Child

All Fall Down: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot

America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made…by Ben Carson, M.D.

American Assassin: A Thriller (Mitch Rapp Book 1) by Vince Flynn

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro

Astonish Me: A Novel by Maggie Shipstead

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Beautiful Day: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

Beautiful Mystery:  A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.. by Louise Penny

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Being Mortal: Medicine and What It Means in the End by Atul Gawande

Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen by Mary Norris

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Bittersweet: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 18) by Michael Connelly

Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein

Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America by Jonathan D. Moreno

Born Twice (Vintage International) by Giuseppe Pontiggia

Boston Girl by Anita Diamont

Boys In The Boat: 9 Americans and Their Epic Quest by Daniel James Brown

Broken Harbor (Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4) by Tana French

Burgess Boys: A Novel     by Elizabeth Stroud

Burning Room by Michael Connelly

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Children’s Crusade: A Novel by Ann Packer

Christmas in Absaroka County: Walt Longmire Christmas… by Craig Johnson

Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

Color Purple by Alice Walker

Confessions of a Guide Dog: A dog’s view of his blind… by Joanne Roberts

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness by George Saunders

Countdown (The Men of the Sisterhood Book 2) by Fern Michaels

Daddy’s Gone A Hunting by Mary Higgins Clark

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges

Deadline by John Sandford

Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story by Lee Child

Deliver Us from Evil (A. Shaw Book 2) by David Baldacci

Dinner by Herman Koch

Divorce Horse (Walt Longmire Mysteries) by Craig Johnson

Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary by Rachel Renée Russell

Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess       by Rachel Renée Russell

Dovekeepers: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

Ear of the Heart: An Actress’ Journey from Hollywood by Hart O.S.B.

Edible Delectables by Amy Wiseman

Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

Escape by David Baldacci

Everything I Never Told You by Celest Ng

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fallen Angel: A Novel (Gabriel Allon Book 12) by Daniel Silva

Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Fifth Gospel: A Novel by Ian Caldwell

Freedom: A Novel (Oprah’s Book Club) by Jonathan Franzen

Gambrelli and the Prosecutor by Laurence Giliotti

George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set by George R.R. Martin

Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (The Millennium… by Stieg Larsson

Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

Good House: A Novel by Ann Leary

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Havana Storm by Clive Cussler

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His… by Todd Burpo

Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hired Man by Aminatta Forna

Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing… by Abigail Gehring

Hooghly Tales – Stories of growing up in Calcutta under the… by Sally Solomon

I Must Say: My Life as A Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short

Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

In the Shadow of the Banyan: A Novel by Vaddey Ratner

Inferno: A Novel (Robert Langdon Book 4) by Dan Brown

Inn at Rose Harbor (with bonus short story ) by Debbie Macomber

Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John.. by Caroline Kennedy

Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon

Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed.. by Bill O’Reilly

Killing Patton: The Strange Death by Bill O’Reilly

King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke

King Must Die by Mary Renault

Last Man: A Novel (Mitch Rapp Book 13) by Vince Flynn

Last Storyteller by Frank Delaney

Last to Die (with bonus short story John Doe): A Rizzoli &.. by Tess Gerritsen

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Leaving Time: A Novel by Jodi Picoult

Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Lethal by Sandra Brown

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Life After Life: A Novel by Kate Atkinson

Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Lincoln Myth: A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 9) by Steve Berry

Litigators by John Grisham

The Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Marriage Plot: A Novel   by Jeffrey Eugenides

Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir

Matchmaker: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

Messenger: A Walt Longmire by Craig Johnson

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel    by Stephen King

Nantucket Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Thayer

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian

Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Nightwoods: A Novel by Charles Frazier

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man that Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future by Carson M.D.

Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Palladian Days: Finding a New Life in a Venetian Country.. by Sally Gable

Paris: The Novel   by Edward Rutherfurd

Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula Mclain

Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Personal by Lee Child

Private Relations by Diane Chamberlain

Racketeer by John Grisham

Recalculating (Kindle Single) by Jennifer Weiner

Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Republic by Plato

Revival by Stephen King

Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman

Rules of Civility: A Novel by Amor Towles

Safe Haven  by Nicholas Sparks

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Saving Grace by Jane Green

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Silent Sisterby Diane Chamberlain

Silken Prey: A Lucas Davenport Novel by John Sandford

Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult

Sins of the Mother: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Six Years by Harlan Coben

Skippy Dies: A Novel by Paul Murray

Small Victories: Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne LaMott

Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler

Spy School   by Stuart Gibbs

State of Wonder    by Ann Patchett

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Summer House with Swimming Pool: A Novel by Herman Koch

Sweet Poison by David Gillespie

Swimming to Antarctica by Lynn Cox

Take Down (The Men of the Sisterhood Book 3) by Fern Michaels

Tapestry of Fortunes: A Novel    by Elizabeth Berg

Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American Historby Brian Kilmeade  and Don Yaeger

Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel by Liza Klaussmann

Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

Tuesdays at the Castle (Book 1) by Jessica Day George

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and.. by Laura Hillenbrand

Under the Dome: A Novel by Stephen King

Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club)     by James Patterson

Unwanteds  by Lisa McMann

Upside Down (The Men of the Sisterhood Book 1) by Fern Michaels

Us by David Nicholls

Vacationers: A Novel by Emma Straub

Vegan Gluten-free Family Cookbook: Delicious Vegan.. by Vesela Tabakova

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry

Wanted Man by Lee Child

War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation by John Sedgwick

The Washingtons: George and Martha, “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love” by Flora Fraser

We the Animals: A novel by Justin Torres

Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy

“What’s Happening to My Body” Book for Girls by Lynda Madaras

What If? by Randall Munroe

Where We Belong by Emily Griffin

Where’d You Go, Bernadett? by Maria Semple

White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner

Widower’s Tale by Glass

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl  Strayed

Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

World Order by Henry Kissinger

X is for Witness by Sue Grafton

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

Zoo by James Patterson

Kindle 2 and 3 only:

61 Hours by Lee Child

Ape House by Sara Gruen

Caught by Harlan Coben

Deception by Jonathan Kellerman

Girl Who Played With Fire By Stieg Larsson

Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

Innocent by Scott Turow

Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Private by James Patterson

Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva

Room by Emma Donoghue

Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Star Island by Carl Hiassen

Storm Prey by John Sandford

Three Weissmans of Westport by Cathleen Schine

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twilight by Stephenie Meyers

U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

Works of Andre Norton by Andre Norton