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Reading for Fun

Looking for something to read? This guide will help you find print books, ebooks, and audiobooks available at the Dartmouth College Library and beyond.

Check out a Kindle!

The Baker-Berry Circulation Desk has five Kindle 2 Readers available to check out.


  • Any library patron may check out a Kindle.

Loan period

  • Loan period for a Kindle is 14 days.

Renewals and Returning

  • Kindles cannot be renewed. They must be physically returned to the library and may be eligible to be checked out a second time if another patron is not waiting for it. 
  • You can be placed on a waitlist if there are no Kindles available to check out.
  • Return Kindles to the Circulation Desk at any library.  Do not place them in drop boxes.
  • Upon return, the circulation desk staff will ask you fill out a brief questionnaire about your Kindle experience. You can also send your comments to or fill out the questionnaire at

What titles are available on the Kindles?

  • The books currently available on each Kindle can be found in the Dartmouth College Library Catalog.
  • Do not add books or other purchased materials to the Kindle that you have checked out.  You may request that a title be added to the Kindles through the Request a Purchase website.  (Select "digital resource" for the Format and type "Kindle" in the comments box.


The Dartmouth College Library has several collections of ebooks, available to read on your computer or to download to mobile devices.

Ebooks at NH and VT Public Libraries

Looking for more selections? Both New Hampshire and Vermont offer downloadable ebooks for Kindles and other mobile devices through local public libraries. You will need a library card for any public library in your state.

New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium 

Green Mountain Library Consortium (VT)