Kindles

The Kindle screen uses E-Ink Technology and it is not backlit which makes it easy on the eyes and it can be read in bright sunlight! When it is idle or you press the power button to turn it off, it will display a screensaver image like the one above rather than a blank screen.

The screen is not a touchscreen. Use the buttons on the bottom and sides of the Kindle to navigate.

Photo via Mikel Agirregabiria / CC BY -NC -ND 2.0

How do I borrow a Kindle?

Come to the Jerome Library circulation desk anytime we are open to check out a Kindle. 

Any BGSU patron can check out a Kindle: current students, faculty, or staff. 

  • If they are all checked out, call us at 419-372-2051 or email us at circdesk@bgsu.edu to put your name on a waiting list.
  • Kindles check out for a 3 week period. If you want to renew it for another 3 weeks, bring it to the circulation desk. We will look at the waiting list and check it out to you again if no one is waiting.
  • When checking out a Kindle, you will be given the Kindle in a case and a small bag with the charging cord. Please return all pieces together. Return the Kindle to the circulation desk, not in the book drop slot.

More information about using a Kindle

Check out these resources for more information about using our Kindles. Call us at 419-372-2051 or email us at circdesk@bgsu.edu if you have any questions!

Contemporary Fiction

Each Kindle comes pre-loaded with all the books listed on this page! With current best-sellers as well as a selection of classics, we hope to provide something to delight every reader.

 

Divergent

Divergent - Veronica Roth

 

 

 

Allegiant

Allegiant - Veronica Roth

 

 

 

Insurgent

Insurgent - Veronica Roth

 

 

 

Life after Life

Life after Life - Kate Atkinson

 

 

 

The Book Thief

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

 

 

 

Home

Home - Toni Morrison

 

 

 

A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin

 

 

 

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now - Tim Tharp

 

 

 

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

 

 

 

The Dog Stars

The Dog Stars - Peter Heller

 

 

 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

 

 

 

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

 

 

 

The Hobbit

The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien

 

 

 

The Innocent

The Innocent - David Baldacci

 

 

 

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

 

 

 

Gone Girl

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

 

 

 

I, Michael Bennett

I, Michael Bennett - James Patterson; Michael Ledwidge

 

 

 

Perdido Street Station

Perdido Street Station - China Miéville

 

 

 

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

 

 

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen; Seth Grahame-Smith

 

 

 

The Eyre Affair

The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

 

 

 

Into the Forest

Into the Forest - Jean Hegland

 

 

 

The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing - Jennifer Weiner

 

 

 

Calico Joe

Calico Joe - John Grisham

 

 

 

The Help

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

 

 

 

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

 

 

 

The Lost Years

The Lost Years - Mary Higgins Clark

 

 

 

Safe Haven

Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks

 

 

 

Low Pressure

Low Pressure - Sandra Brown

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

 

 

 

Midnight

Midnight - Sister Souljah

 

 

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

 

 

 

The Long Walk

The Long Walk - Stephen King

 

 

 

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson

 

 

 

A Fool's Gold Christmas

A Fool's Gold Christmas - Susan Mallery

 

 

 

Catching Fire

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

 

 

 

Wicked Business

Wicked Business - Janet Evanovich

 

 

 

Mockingjay

Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

 

 

 

Adverbs

Adverbs - Daniel Handler

 

 

 

The Beekeeper's Apprentice

The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Laurie R. King

 

 

 

The Bone Bed

The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell

 

 

 

The Casual Vacancy

The Casual Vacancy - J. K. Rowling

 

 

 

Fall of Giants

Fall of Giants - Ken Follett

 

 

 

A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons - George R. R. Martin

 

 

 

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin

 

 

 

A Feast for Crows

A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin

 

Classic Titles

All of these books are available as a free download because their copyright has expired. Follow the link to download a copy to read on your personal Kindle, your computer, or a smartphone. They are pre-loaded on every one of the library's Kindles.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Aeneid of Virgil

Age of Innocence

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Anna Karenina

Anne of Avonlea

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of the Island

Anthem

Around the World in 80 Days

At the Mountains of Madness

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Black Beauty

Brothers Karamazov

Bulfinch's Mythology

The Call of Cthulhu

Call of the Wild

The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems

Civil Disobedience

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Daisy Miller

Damsel in Distress

Dracula

The Elements of Style

Emma

Faust

Federalist Papers

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

Frankenstein

A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

The Golden Bough

Gulliver's Travels

Heart of Darkness

Heidi

Hound of the Baskervilles

House of Mirth

Howard's End

Importance of Being Earnest

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Ivanhoe

Jacob's Room

Jane Eyre

The Jungle

Jungle Book

King Solomon's Mines

Leaves of Grass

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Little Men

A Little Princess

Little Women

Madame Bovary

Mansfield Park

Metamorphosis

Middlemarch

Moby-Dick

My Antonia

My Man Jeeves

Mysterious Affair at Styles

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

O Pioneers!

Of Human Bondage

On the Origin of Species

Ourika

Paradise Lost

Persuasion

Peter Pan

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Pride and Prejudice

Pygmalion

Queen Victoria

The Railway Children

The Red Badge of Courage

Right Ho, Jeeves

Robinson Crusoe

Scarlet Letter

Secret Adversary

The Secret Garden

Seven Little Australians

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Siddhartha

The Sign of the Four

Silas Marner

Sons and Lovers

The Souls of Black Folk

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Study in Scarlet

Tale of Two Cities

The Thirty-Nine Steps

The Three Musketeers

The Time Machine

This Side of Paradise

Through the Looking-Glass

Thus Spake Zarathustra

Titanic

Treasure Island

The Turn of the Screw

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Uneasy Money

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

Utilitarianism

Vanity Fair

Villette

Walden

War of the Worlds

The Waste Land

The Way We Live Now

White Fang

The Wind in the Willows

Winesburg, Ohio

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Wuthering Heights

The Yellow Wallpaper