What is a NOOK?
A NOOK is an electronic reading device. Books are downloaded onto it and users can read the books on the NOOK. Unlike a paper book, a NOOK can hold hundreds of books in a small space.
How is a NOOK different from a computer?
A NOOK is portable and lightweight, and is primarily designed for reading. Additionally, unlike a computer, a NOOK screen is not backlit.
What does backlit mean?
Backlit means that the screen has an internal light. An iPod and a computer screen are backlit. NOOKs use e-ink, which imitate a paper book's appearance. This also means you can read in direct sunlight without glare on the screen.
What types of NOOKs are available for check out?
There are three types of NOOKs available for check out: NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet.
What are the differences between the NOOK, NOOK Color, and NOOK Tablet?
The NOOK has a black-and-white e-ink screen, is not backlit, and only access the internet for the purpose of downloading books. A NOOK Color has a regular, backlit color computer screen, allows internet browsing. A NOOK Tablet has a regular, backlit color computer screen, allows internet browsing, and offers a selection of apps. NOOK Tablets function very much like iPads.
Who can check them out?
Current students, faculty, and staff of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College can check out a NOOK.
How long can I check one out?
The NOOK can be checked out for three weeks and is not eligible for renewal.
Where do I return the NOOK?
You must return the NOOK to a library staff member at the circulation desk. It cannot be put in the book drop box.
What books are on the NOOKs?
Each NOOK comes with a set of pre-loaded books. Click here to view a complete list of books already available on HGTC's NOOKs.
To access the complete list on the NOOK itself, press the "Quick Nav" button on the NOOK or the "Home" button on the NOOK Color.
Can I add books?
You may request titles to be added using the Request a NOOK title form located on the home page of this LibGuide. The cost of the title may not exceed twenty dollars. Requested titles will be added at the discretion of the Library Dean.
Only current Horry-Georgetown Technical College faculty, staff, and students may check out NOOKs, NOOK Colors, and NOOK Tablets.
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