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Electronic Equipment: UMW Libraries and the HCC: Kindle Paperwhite

Electronic Equipment Guide

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite Help

Assistance on how to use the Kindlle Paperwhite, 2nd generation, is available on the Amazon website. Choose an option under the U.S. Wireless option to help get you started. 

Intercampus Use

Because of potential loss or damage to library technology items, nothing will be shipped via intercampus mail.  For library technology available at the Stafford campus, please contact the Stafford Library.


The Fredericksburg Campus Library has two Kindle Paperwhites. Use of a Kindle Paperwhite is on a first come/first borrow basis. Library holds are not available for this item.

Who May Borrow
Only currently enrolled students and actively employed faculty and staff of the University of Mary Washington may borrow a Kindle Paperwhite.

Loan Period
Kindle Paperwhites may be borrowed for a period of 7 days.

What You Borrow
Kindle Paperwhites are loaned with 1) a USB cable 2) Fintie Kindle Paperwhite SmartShell Case 3) a carrying case. You are expected to return the three items identified in the previous sentence when you return the Kindle Paperwhite at the end of your loan period. You will be billed replacement costs for lost or damaged components. 

Replacement Costs for Lost or Damaged a Kindle Paperwhite
Anyone borrowing a Kindle Paperwhite is required to sign a form indicating that they "understand that there are certain responsibilities associated with the usage of this equipment and agree to the following terms and conditions":

  • borrower understands that all electronic equipment and/or accessories are the property of the University of Mary Washington.
  • borrower will return all equipment to the University of Mary Washington in the same condition in which it was provided to me.
  • borrower will return all equipment on specified due date/time.
  • borrower understands that failure to return equipment will result in an overdue fine.
  • borrower is responsible for the replacement cost for equipment that is lost, stolen or damaged.  Damages include but are not limited to accidents, neglect, or misuse.