404 Main Street
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
(715) 485-3215

Monday10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday10 am - 6 pm
Thursday10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday10 am - 1 pm
Sunday closed

Balsam Lake Public Library eReader (Kindle) Circulation Policy


Kindle checkout is limited to the patron who meets the following qualifications:

  • Is at least 18 years of age and has been a patron for at least 3 months
  • Has a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or ID
  • Has an unblocked account in the MORE Library System
  • Signs a “Kindle Borrowing Agreement” and assumes financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
  • Pays the $30.00 refundable deposit. If Kindle is 7 days late the $30 will be deposited and any fines due taken out. When Kindle is returned remaining funds will be returned to patron.

Check out includes: 1 Kindle Fire, 1 charger with cord, 1 carrying case, quick start guide.

Loan period: 14 days with no renewals allowed and a $3.00/day late fee.

The content of each Kindle is fixed.  Patrons are not permitted to add or delete content.

Do not place the Kindle in the book drop. Kindles must be hand delivered to staff at the Balsam Lake Public Library and may NOT be returned to any other library or sent through courier.  

Patrons are responsible for any damage, loss, or theft of the Kindle while it is checked out to them. Replacement costs are as follows:

Lost or damaged Kindle Fire: current replacement cost

Travel Case - $20 

USB cord - $15  & adapter $15

Deleted content - $5 (charge for having to delete added content or restore deleted content)

The Balsam Lake Public Library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who has a history of abusing or losing materials or is repeatedly late in returning any library material.


Kindle Borrowing Agreement

By checking out the Kindle I am assuming responsibility for any damage, loss or theft of the device while it is checked out to me.  I acknowledge that I will be responsible for the entire replacement cost of the Kindle.  I acknowledge that my use of the Kindle is restricted to the content installed.  I am at least 18 years old and my account is unblocked. 

My signature below indicates that I have read and agree to the terms of the Kindle Circulation Policy and the Kindle Borrowing Agreement.

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Print name                                              Phone #                  Card number

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Signature                                                                 Date

STAFF CHECKLIST - initials________

Kindle #___________                  Kindle is working: ______              Kindle set complete: ______