Setup Instructions

To use Amazon Echo, you will need:

  • An Android or iOS tablet or smartphone, or a computer that can connect to wifi
  • A home wifi network (you cannot set up the Echo on the library's wifi network)
  • The Alexa app, from Amazon
  • An Amazon account

Echo instructions (PDF)

Echo Circulation Policy
  • In order to borrow a Thing a patron must have a Minuteman Network Library card in good standing and must sign the Loan Agreement.
  • Things are available to be borrowed in person.
  • Things are not available for loan between Minuteman Library Network libraries or for Interlibrary Loan outside the Network.
  • The Thing must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Library where it was borrowed. It cannot be placed in a book drop or returned to any other Minuteman Network Library.
  • 14 Day Loan
  • No renewals
  • Overdue fines: $2 per day
Borrower Responsibility and Replacement Costs

The library is not responsible for any costs incurred or damage to personal equipment while borrowers use the devices or for the security of connected patron devices.

The library does its best to provide clean and fully functional equipment, but is not responsible for unforeseen hardware or software failure. Borrowers are responsible for the safe-keeping and return of these items to the library in good working order and assume liability for the equipment while it is in their care. Borrower is responsible for damaged and/or missing pieces of the package.


Replacement Costs
Item Replacement Cost
Amazon Echo device purchase $180

Power adapter

Case or case component $15
Instructions $5
Purchasing overhead $10
Everything $210
Before you return the Echo to the Library

Before returning the Echo to the library, reset it to factory settings. See device instructions for details.