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Kindles at Lauinger Library: Welcome

Reserving and Borrowing Kindle Readers

Any Georgetown faculty, student or staff with a valid GoCard can now borrow a Kindle Fire or Kindle Paperwhite  from the Gelardin New Media Center in Lauinger Library for a loan period of 2 weeks.   Before using the Library Kindle you must register it with your own personal Kindle account to access free or purchased titles.

Reserving a Kindle
To reserve a Kindle, use our online reservation system or call 202-687-7410 or email  

Borrowing a Kindle 

Kindle Readers are available for checkout from the Gelardin New Media Center Service Desk (1st floor) Lauinger Library on a first-come, first-served basis and may be borrowed for 2 weeks.   To borrow a Kindle, you must have a valid GoCard.  

You are responsible for loss, theft, or damage to the Kindle and accessories.  The Kindle must be returned to the New Media Center Service Desk during the hours we are open. 

Fines and Fees 

Late return of Kindles is $1.00 per HOUR. There has been an extremely positive response to the Kindle loans resulting in back-to-back reservations several months into the future.  For this reason, we need to get Kindles back when they are due so that other users are not inconvenienced. 


Users will be assessed a fine equal to the replacement cost if the Kindle is lost, stolen, or not returned. Damage charges will be assessed based on the actual repair cost. Replacement costs for the following will be: 

  • Kindle Paperwhite $120.00
  • Kindle Fire $200
  • USB cable $13.00 
  • Power adapter $15.00 
  • Slip cover $25.00 

Head, Gelardin New Media Center

Beth Marhanka's picture
Beth Marhanka
work phone (202) 687-7534
Website / Blog Page

Kindle-ize This Book



You can now click on a button at the left of an Amazon screen for a book that is NOT currently available for the Kindle. They will notify the publisher for you that there is demand for the book in a Kindle version.