Monthly Archives: April 2014

Introducing Calarco Library’s New Tablet Program!

As you may know, Calarco Library has a successful Kindle program. We have about 30 Kindles available to lend to students, faculty, and staff, and a library of over 500 ebooks (and growing!).

While some might be content to rest on their laurels, we’ve decided to expand our collection of alternative ways to read.

That’s why we’re adding tablets.

Since this is a pilot program, we currently only have two tablets available to lend out. If they prove to be popular, we will try to acquire more.

Each tablet has been engineered to have a specific focus. Tablet 1 is angled more towards social sciences, while Tablet 2 is more for recreational reading.

 

Photos of our new tablets are in the slide show below:

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You may notice we took some liberties (such as installing translation software) to address accessibility issues.

A note for prospective borrowers: It is standard policy to ask borrowers who lose or damage a book to pay for the replacement copy. Unfortunately, both of our tablets are out of print, and while copies are available from Christie’s and the Amazon Marketplace, the lowest asking price for a tablet of similar quality is $4,114. Just something to keep in mind.

 

Please stop by the library to check out (both figuratively and literally) our new tablets! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

-Signing off, Mr. Gette (Happy April, everyone!)