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Remember our online resources!

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The library is closed, but our online resources are available 24/7…

Check them out!



Come see what all the excitement is about!

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FDU Library now has Kindle Fires and Kindle Touches!  Students, faculty and staff can check them out for up to 7 days.  

The Kindle Fire is a tablet that can be used to browse the Internet, do library research, read e-books, stream videos and music, play games, and much more. The Kindle Touch is an e-Reader, similar to the original Kindle, only smaller.

Kindle TouchTwo of each type of device will be available at both the College at Florham Library and the Giovatto Library on the Metro campus. Please stop by the circulation desk at either library to sign out the devices or for more information about our e-Reader and Laptop (including iPads) loaner programs. A valid FDU library account in good standing is required for loan of these devices.


Read an eBook Week

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It’s Read an eBook Week. Here are some new, free titles from Amazon recently added to the FDU Kindles (and Kindle for the iPad):

  1. Swept Away by Marsha Canham. Price: $0. Genre: Historical Romance, Romance.
  2. Tremolo: Cry of the Loon by Aaron Paul Lazar. Price: $0. Genre: Coming of Age Mystery, Maine, Mystery, Suspense and Nostalgia.
  3. Spring House: Book 1 in the Westward Sagas by David Bowles. Price: $0. Genre: Historical Fiction, Revolutionary War, Family Saga.
  4. How I Wrote My First Book: the story behind the story by Anne K. Edwards, Lida E. Quillen. Price: $0. Genre: 20 Authors’ Stories, How Authors started, For Writers. 
  5. One Small Victory by Maryann Miller. Price: $0. Genre: Undercover Mom, A Mother’s Story, Suspense Thriller.
  6. Jerome and the Seraph (Quantum Cat) by Robina Williams. Price: $0. Genre: Afterlife, Quantum Physics, Mythology.
  7. No Fear by Allie Harrison. Price: $0. Genre: Police Procedural, Thriller, Suspense.
  8. Grave Illusions (Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter) by Lina Gardiner. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Police Procedural, Fighting Vampires.
  9. Gemini Moon (Moon Series) by Elysa Hendricks. All three are highly rated. Price: $0. Genre: Paranormal, Soul Searching (literally), Princes visiting Earth.

To download these titles on a library device, simply connect to WiFi and look for your title in the Archives folder. Click on the name of the book in order to initiate the download process. Contact the Systems Librarian, oshea at if you encounter any problems.

New eBook Titles, Apps and Games Available on Library Kindles and iPads

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Over the summer the  FDU campus libraries have added a number of new Kindle eBook titles to their collections. The libraries have also added  a new feature — Kindle games — to the Kindle devices. On the iPads, we have placed many new apps and some new eBook titles are available through the Kindle for iPad app. Students, faculty and staff my borrow a Kindle for up to 1 week and may renew their loan for another week. The iPads currently may be only used within the library.

Kindle Games

There are two word games available on the Kindle — Every Word and Shuffled Row.

Kindle Books

The new eBooks  represent a variety of categories — Fiction, Mysteries/Thrillers, Romance, Bollywood, Business, and Medicine to name a few. New titles include:

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e-Textbook/e-Reader Conference at College at Florham in April

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The conference, hosted by NJEdge, is billed as an exploration of all things e-textbook/reader. It will be held on April 9, 2010, starting at 10 am. Speakers include faculty and staff from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Princeton University, Seton Hall University, VALE (the Virtual Academic Library Environment of NJ) and a major textbook publisher. FDU’s Assistant Provost — Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Cathy Kelley and Systems Librarian and Technical Support Specialist, Denise O’Shea, will talk about the university’s e-reader pilots.

The conference is free, but you must register at:

Free ebooks for the Kindle

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The Amazon Kindle store now offers an easy to use portal for access to free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books available for the Kindle:

Holiday Baking?

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Modern Baker

Modern Baker

Are you baking for the holidays?

Then you should check out the free eBook of the month: “The Modern Baker.” But don’t delay as free access to this title is only available through December 31st.

Thousands of academic ebooks are always freely available through the library’s NetLibrary and ebrary subscriptions. You can access these ebooks on the FDU Online Library webpage, or through the library catalog CoolCAT NJ.

A new free “fun” eBook title becomes available on the 1st of every month and can also be accessed on the FDU Online Library webpage.

Happy Holidays!

eBook Reader Core Collection at the FDU Library

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There are 24 eReader devices available at the College at Florham Library and Weiner Library. These are the Core ebook titles available on them:

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eBook Reader Collection at the Weiner Library

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In addition to the Core eBook collection, we also have the ebook edition of Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn, and the following titles are available on the 12 eReader devices at Weiner Library:


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