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Borrowing eReaders and tablets

Borrowing an eReader, tablet or iPad from a library

Borrowing eReaders

We’re lending eReaders so you can access our collection of over 7,000 eBooks, even if you don’t own a Kindle, tablet, Sony eReader, Kobo or similar device.  

Libraries that lend eReaders

  • Gainsborough Community Library

  • Thurston Library

How to borrow an eReader

Visit the library with your library card.

Subject to availability, you can borrow the eReader for up to 3 weeks. When the 3 weeks is up you can renew your eReader loan, if there is not a waiting list.

You must also:

  • Have held a library card for at least 6 months

  • Have no current charges or history of lost items on your card

  • Have used the card in the last month

Terms and conditions

Suffolk Libraries eReader User Agreement (PDF)

The main terms of the loan are:

  • Limit: one device per person at a time

  • 3 week loan period of eReader with the option to renew

  • Borrow up to 6 eBooks at a time – your choice from the library eBook catalogue

  • You can only transfer eBooks onto the eReader in the library using a library computer

  • The eReader can only be registered to the computer within the library you borrowed the eReader from. It must not be registered with another computer/Adobe Digital Editions. Failure to comply with this may result in charges being applied to your library card.

  • Overdue charges per day will be the same as print books

  • If lost or damaged the following charges will be applied: eReader: £69, cover: £15

Borrowing iPads

Libraries that lend iPads

  • Capel Library

  • Clare Library

  • Hadleigh Library

  • Halesworth Library

  • Ixworth Library

  • Lakenheath Library

  • Leiston Library

  • Long Melford Library

  • Mildenhall Library (available to use in the library only)

  • Needham Market Library

  • Saxmundham Library (available to use in the library only)

  • Southwold Library

  • Stowmarket Library

  • Sudbury Library

How to borrow an iPad

Visit the library with your library card.

Subject to availability, you can borrow the iPad for up to 3 weeks. When the 3 weeks is up you can renew your iPad loan, if there is not a waiting list.

You must also:

  • be at least 16 years old

  • have been a library member for at least 6 months, with recent usage (in the last month) and no fines or history of lost items

  • be able to provide photo ID

Terms and conditions

Suffolk Libraries iPad User Agreement (PDF)

The main terms of the loan are:

  • Maximum of one iPad to be borrowed per person at a time

  • 3 week loan period with the option to renew (if no outstanding reservations)

  • Overdue charges per day will be the same as print books

  • If lost or damaged the following charges will be applied: iPad: £200, charger: £12, cover: £15