January 26, 2022

Queens Library First NY Public Library System Library to Lend Out Preloaded E-Readers (Pilot Project)

From the Associated Press:

The Queens Library is becoming the first library in the New York public library system to lend e-readers.

Under the pilot program, 50 Nooks will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2: The ereaders are locked down and no additional content (including e-books from the Queens Library digital collection (via OverDrive) can be added to the device.

UPDATE: Here’s the Official News Release with Some Additional Details (Thanks to Joanne King for Sharing it With Us)

Queens Library to Lend Free E-Readers

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.