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Sony Reader Checkout

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Check out a Sony Reader to experience thousands of eBooks at your fingertips!

Visit the Checkout desk at any location to take an eReader for a test drive.

Quick info:

Checkout Period 3 weeks
Renewals 1 renewal
Late Fees $1 per day ($5 maximum)

Instructions

  1. Turn on the reader by holding the power button on the bottom edge of the reader.
  2. From the home screen, go to page 2 by touching the arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Touch "Browser." The device should connect you to an available Wi-Fi network. (If not, check out Wi-Fi Help.)
  4. In the browser, touch on the heart button in the top-right corner. Select Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library page from the list.
  5. To search for a book by title or author, touch the magnifying glass near the top of the page. To browse, touch the symbol with three bars, select eBooks, then select a category.

    Tip: When searching or browsing, you can limit to currently available items by touching the "Choose a collection" menu and selecting "Available Now."
  6. Touch a book cover to see more information. Then touch "Borrow" to check out the book. Enter your EVPL card number and PIN.
  7. Scroll down to the bookshelf and touch the Download button next to the book cover.
  8. Return to the Sony Reader's home screen. The book will appear under "Recently Added" items within 1 minute. Touch the cover to begin reading, and use the arrow button to advance the page.

Wi-Fi Help

When checked out, each Sony Reader has no eBooks on it. Customers can download eBooks to the Reader over any Wi-Fi connection.

Wi-Fi is available at all EVPL locations, and the Reader will automatically connect when used in the library.

To connect to another Wi-Fi network, whether a home or public network, follow these steps:

  1. From the home screen, go to page 2 by touching the arrow in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Touch "Settings", then "Wireless Network Settings", then "Wi-Fi Settings".
  3. Select the appropriate network from the list. If this is a secured private network, you'll need to enter the network password.
  4. Touch the "Connect" button.

After connecting to a network for the first time, you won't have to perform these steps again. The device will automatically connect to the network.

FAQs

Who can check it out?
Adults with a valid EVPL resident library card in good standing.

Where do I return it?
Return directly to a staff member at the Checkout Desk at any EVPL location, not a dropbox. Returning it to a dropbox will result in a fee.

What if it gets damaged or I lose it?
Repair and/or replacement costs will be charged should anything happen to the Reader or the included components.

How long can I have it?
The checkout period is 3 weeks, with 1 renewal.

What if I don't return it by the due date?
The late fee is $1 a day ($5 maximum).

How do I add eBooks to the device?
eBooks are downloaded to the device over Wi-Fi.

I'm concerned about privacy. What happens to my info on the device once it's returned?
When a Reader is returned, the device is reset to factory defaults before being checked out again. This removes all eBooks, saved Wi-Fi networks, and passwords from the device.