The program, which started on April 12, has 50 e-readers available and allows people with a library card and a photo ID to take out the device for free. They can rent it for seven days and have the option of renewing it twice before returning it.
The e-readers have books on five different themes: best sellers, romances, mysteries, teens’ and children’s books. There are also 50 books of classic literature that are already loaded onto all readers.
It is the first time this service has been made available at a public library.
According to a press release from The Queens Library on the e-readers, more readers will be made available at other locations once the program is evaluated and the funding for it becomes available.