Library Book Lending Coming Soon to Your Kindle

Amazon had a press release this morning stating they will soon launch a program launching library book lending for the Kindle as well as free Kindle apps.  It all seems very preliminary, and they did not have an “official” release date.  Rather than have me speculate – and a lot of bloggers are wrong when they do (especially me) – you can read the press release if you click here or type in http://bit.ly/gGVQZn into your computer’s web browser.

I’m not sure if you have to physically “go” to the library or if you can check out a book online – I haven’t been to a library in years as there is not one close to where I live or work – but you would hope in this digital age you can do it online.  Obviously, more to come…

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3 responses to “Library Book Lending Coming Soon to Your Kindle

  1. Emily

    It says in the press release that it is working with Overdrive, which libraries already use for other formats. If so, you have to have a library card (and a recent one, I have found out) and then a PIN, (both of which are worth at least one trip to the library.) Then you can “check out” books for 30 days from your libraries website. There are only so many “copies” available, so there is a wait list for some books and the selection is a bit limited, but overall, definitely worth it. Needless to say, I am very excited!

    • Michael Gallagher

      Emily-

      Thanks for the response! I guess I need to get back up to speed on library procedures…

      Regards,

      Michael

  2. Kris Kuhl

    Our local library is part of an on-line library system. I can now download some audiobooks from there, so I expect you will be able to borrow Kindle books on-line. Check out the following site:

    http://www.netlibrary.com/Gateway.aspx

    Looking forward to borrowing Kindle books!

    Thanks so much for all the great info you provide. K. Kuhl

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