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In 2011 NUI Maynooth Library commenced two streams of kindle usage, with a view to offering users more content options. Kindles were made available with core readings available, in cooperation with two academic departments – History and Business. Additionally a longer term project was initiated with a specific group of students from the Department of English, who would use the devices for the entirety of their readings for a whole semester. In contrast to many examples of this type, both projects have been enormously successful, with all devices in constant use by our students. In addition the projects have served to act as a ‘gateway’ device to both colleagues and students, many of whom would have been traditionally apprehensive about the ‘electronic book’. By starting with the Kindle we have been able to introduce even more content platforms, as well as encouraging colleagues and students to access our material over an even greater variety of devices.