What is an e-reader?

An e-reader is an electronic device designed for reading digital books. Each one can hold an enormous numbers of e-books (electronic books.) Large print book readers will love the feature that adjusts font size to suit their needs. They are wireless, portable and easy to use.

Why is Harrison Public Library circulating e-readers?

We are making e-readers available to Westchester Library System cardholders for several reasons: 1) to give our patrons a chance to try e-readers and to become familiar with them 2) to provide electronic access to popular and educational titles, and 3) to encourage readers to give feedback to the Library about their e-reader experiences and preferences.

Who financed the e-readers?

The New York Special Legislative Project Grant allowed Harrison Public Library to purchase the e-readers for circulation.

Which e-readers does Harrison Public Library have?

We currently have 6 Nook Touch and 3 Nook Color e-readers for circulation.

Who can borrow an e-reader?

Westchester Library System cardholders 18 and over may borrow an e-reader with proper I.D. More information about the circulation policy of our e-readers is available here.

Do I have to download books myself?

We have preloaded many wonderful books for you. We have chosen new and popular bestsellers, mysteries, romance and loaded them onto our Nook Touch e-readers. For families with young children, we have chosen wonderful titles aimed at a younger audience and loaded them onto our Nook Color e-readers. We will be adding titles regularly.

Will I be charged to borrow an e-reader, or if I return it late or damaged?

As with other library items, there is no charge to borrow but we charge fees for late, damaged, or lost e-readers. Complete details are available here.

How long can I keep the e-reader?

Circulation is 3 weeks, with no renewal.

Can I reserve an e-reader?

Yes, you may reserve an e-reader at the libraryís Circulation Desk. Stop by the library to add your name to the list. You will be notified when one is available to come and pick-up.

Where can I get help using e-readers?

We are happy to assist you at the Information Desk or you may call the library and ask questions or utilize one of the links below. You will also receive a brief set of instructions when you check out the e-reader.

Other helpful links

Preloaded Titles on Nook Color for Children

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time
  • A Pup's Tale by Susan Meddaugh
  • Amelia Bedelia Makes a Friend
  • Biscuit (My First I Can Read Book Series) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator)
  • Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read Book Series) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories (Illustrator)
  • Caps for Sale
  • Chanukah Guilt
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: with audio recording by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator), Ray Charles
  • Christmas Catastrophe (Geronimo Stilton Series)
  • Cool Cars and Trucks
  • Corduroy
  • Count with Dora!: A Counting Book in English and Spanish (Dora the Explorer Series) by Phoebe Beinstein, Thomas Bros (Illustrator)
  • Curious George Makes Pancakes (Curious George Series) by H. A. Rey
  • Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1)
  • Dixie (I Can Read Book 1 Series) by Grace Gilman, Sarah McConnell (Illustrator)
  • Dr. Seuss's ABC by Oceanhouse Media
  • Flotsam
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)
  • Frog and Toad All Year: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) by Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) by Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
  • Frog and Toad Together: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) by Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
  • Fun Facts about Pets by Seymour Simon, Seymour Simon (Illustrator)
  • Go, Dog. Go!
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Katie Mazeika (Illustrator)
  • Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion, Margaret Bloy Graham (Illustrator)
  • Hooray for Thomas!: And Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories by Rev. W. Awdry
  • Horrible Harry and the Holidaze
  • How The Fox Got His Color Bilingual Spanish English by Adele Marie Crouch, Megan Gibbs (Illustrator), Maria Retana (Translator)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media
  • Judy Moody (Judy Moody Series #1)
  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones Series #1)
  • Junie B., First Grader
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 Movie Storybook
  • Kwanzaa For Christ
  • Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story
  • Mayflower Treasure Hunt (A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #2)
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
  • Miss Daisy Is Crazy! (My Weird School Series #1)
  • Mittens (My First I Can Read Series) by Lola M. Schaefer, Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator)
  • Morris Goes to School (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) by B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator)
  • Morris the Moose (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) by B. Wiseman, B. Wiseman (Illustrator)
  • Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) by Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins
  • Mr. Tony Is Full of Baloney! (My Weird School Daze Series #11)
  • Mrs. Turtle and The Magic Pearl (Bilingual English-Spanish) by Maite Gonzalez
  • Mummies in the Morning (Magic Tree House Series #3)
  • My Father's Dragon [Illustrated, with ATOC]
  • Put Me in the Zoo
  • Rikki-Tikki-Taviby Rudyard Kipling
  • Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (Dork Diaries Series #1)
  • The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • The Elephant's Child: How the Elephant Got His Trunk by Rudyard Kipling, Karen Baicker, Davin Cheng (Illustrator)
  • The Going to Bed Book
  • The Knight at Dawn (Magic Tree House Series #2)
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • The Monster at the End of This Book
  • The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Princess and the Frog Read-Along Storybook
  • The Red Balloon by Jeanne Miller
  • The Snowy Day
  • The Three Little Pigs by Agile Fusion
  • Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris (Geronimo Stilton
  • Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge by Rev. W. Awdry
  • Together for Kwanzaa

Preloaded Titles on Nook Color for Adults

  • A Texan's Promise - Book #1 in The Heart of a Hero Series by Shelley Gray
  • All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane by Amy Smith
  • Bared to You by Sylvia Day
  • Broken Harbor by Tana French
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
  • Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Balson
  • Paris: a Love Story by Kati Marton
  • The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phyllipa Gregory
  • The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst
  • The Retribution (Tony Hill and Carol Jordan Series #7) by Val McDermid
  • Where We Belong by Emily Giffin

Preloaded Titles on Nook Touch for Adults

  • 1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbi Macomber
  • A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
  • A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
  • After America: Get Ready for Armageddon by Mark Steyn
  • All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Smith
  • Amberville by Tom Davys
  • An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • BIBLES: KJV & ASV & WEB & YLT - King James Version, American Standard Version, World English Bible, Young's Literal Translation [New NOOK edition with best navigation & active TOC]: KJV Bible, ASV Bible, WEB Bible, YLT Bible
  • Birdman by Mo Hayder
  • Black Out: An Inspector Troy Thriller by John Lawton
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blood Ties by Lori Armstrong
  • Blue by Lou Aronica
  • Boomerang by Lewis Michael
  • Bossypants by Tina Fey
  • Bring on the Blessings (Blessings Series #1) by Beverly Jenkins
  • Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
  • Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
  • Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller
  • Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
  • Dare to Die (Death on Demand Series #19) by Carolyn G. Hart
  • Dead Politician Society: A Clare Vengel Undercover Novel by Robin Spano
  • Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James
  • Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot Series) by Agatha Christie
  • Defending Jacob by William Landay
  • Don't Blink by James Patterson, Howard Roughan
  • Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis
  • Dropped Names by Frank Langella
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • FANG by James Patterson
  • Fatal Judgement by Irene Hannon
  • Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
  • Forget You by Jennifer Echols
  • From the Ashes by Jeremy Burns
  • Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
  • Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
  • Guilty Wives by James Patterson
  • Gutshot Straight with Bonus Excerpt by Lou Berney
  • Hearts Aflame by Johanna Lindsey
  • Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
  • Heat Rises by Richard Castle
  • How It All Began by Penelope Lively
  • I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School by Caroline Taggart
  • In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson
  • Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
  • Invisible by Lorena McCourtney
  • Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson, Marshall Karp
  • Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn
  • Lethal by Sandra Brown
  • Liberation of Alice Love by Abby McDonald
  • Lost World by Michael Crichton
  • Love Will Find A Way by Barbara Freethy
  • Meet the Annas: A Musical Novel by Robert Dunn
  • Mile 81 by Stephen King
  • Napoleon's Pyramids (Ethan Gage Series #1) by William Dietrich
  • Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo
  • New York to Dallas (In Death Series #33) by J. D. Robb
  • Now You See Her by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
  • One Summer by David Baldacci
  • Pets in a Pickle by Malcom D. Welshman
  • Pillow Talk by Freya North
  • Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva
  • Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Jane Austen, Carol Howard
  • Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit--Making the Most of All of Your Life by Jane Fonda
  • Raven Strike (Dreamland Series #13) by by Dale Brown, Jim DeFelice
  • Reap the East Wind by Glen Cook
  • Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon by Gretchen Morgenson, Joshua Rosner
  • Reflections on the Game by Arnold Palmer, Thomas Hauser
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  • Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
  • School of Fear (School of Fear Series #1) by Gitty Daneshvari
  • SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin, Stephen Templin
  • Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Son of Stone by Stuart Woods
  • State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charles Dickens, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
  • Temptation by Brenda Jackson
  • That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
  • The Affair by Lee Child
  • The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Call of the Wild (Full Version) by Jack London
  • The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride
  • The Devil's Cradle (Kendall O'Dell Series #2) by Christy Moeller (Illustrator), Max Lebowitz (Editor), Sylvia Nobel
  • The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • The End of Illness by David B Agus
  • The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball by Frank Deford
  • The Everything Family Christmas Book by Yvonne Jeffrey
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest By Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire By Stieg Larsson
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Stieg Larsson
  • The Habitation of the Blessed by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide Series #1) by Douglas Adams
  • The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Inside Ring by Mike Lawson
  • The Journey Home by Michael Baron
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • The Last Romanov by Dora Levy Mossanen
  • The Litigators by John Grisham
  • The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
  • The Presidents Club by by Nancy Gibbs,Michael Duffy
  • The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life by Richard Templar
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani
  • The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham
  • The Whisper by Carla Neggers
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
  • Then Again by Diane Keaton
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
  • Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu
  • Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Unfinished Business By Nora Roberts
  • Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
  • Until Again by Lou Aronica
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Winston's War: A Novel of Conspiracy by Michael Dobbs
  • World I Never Made By James Lepore
  • Zombies Don't Cry: A Living Dead Love Story by Rusty Fischer