Amazon Kindle Library Lending Program Launches

Using Amazon’s Kindle reading device, Library advocates across the United States can now borrow eBooks from over 11,000 libraries.

To borrow e-books, Kindle users will visit their local library’s Website and search for the book they want. After selecting the book, they can click “.Send to Kindle“.  Users will be re-directed to Amazon.com, where they must sign in with their Amazon account.  The book will then be transferred via Wi-Fi or USB to any Kindle device  free Kindle app.  This free Kindle app is available for Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry or Windows Phone, as well as in their web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

With Kindle Library Lending, customers can take advantage of all of the unique features of Kindle and Kindle books, including:

• Paper-like Pearl electronic-ink display
• No glare even in bright sunlight
• Lighter than a paperback – weighs just 8.5 ounces and holds up to 3,500 books
• Up to one month of battery life with wireless off
• Read everywhere with free Kindle apps for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Windows Phone
• Whispersync technology wirelessly sync your books, notes, highlights, and last page read across Kindle and free Kindle reading apps
• Real Page Numbers – easily reference passages with page numbers that correspond to actual print editions

Similar to paper books, Kindle customers will only have access for a limited amount of time.  These rentals have return date policies.  The availability of books and the length of a loan will vary on a library by library basis.  Amazon will send out a notice three days before the loan is set to expire and after the due date has passed.

At this time, public library books for Kindle are only available at U.S. libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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