The Information Desk in Leyburn Library has two Kindle DX readers available for checkout. You can use your own Amazon account, download a book and test the Kindle for yourself. You can also send PDFs to the Kindle for reading and review.
If you’re going to a conference, you could download the conference papers (if available) in PDF format to the Kindle and have them all in one place. It’s lighter than a laptop and for some events, it might be all the technology you need to carry.
Before returning the Kindle, you need to delete your Amazon account information off the device. The staff at the Information Desk can help you, or you can find the instructions in the user guide on the Kindle.