Library Lending For Kindle Books Coming Soon!

by Greg on April 20, 2011

Great news for Kindle owners. Amazon has just announced that Kindle owners will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 libraries. No date has been announced yet but it will happen later this year.

This feature will be available for all generations of Kindle plus all of the Kindle reading apps.

Amazon had this to say:

“We’re excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries,” said Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle. “Customers tell us they love Kindle for its Pearl e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight, up to a month of battery life, and Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.”

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You will be able to check a book out from your local library and, if that book is checked out again or if you’ve purchased it, all of your annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

Amazon will be using OverDrive to deliver the Kindle books from over 11,000 educational and public libraries to Kindle owners.

OverDrive had this to say:
“We are excited to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle Library Lending to the millions of customers who read on Kindle and Kindle apps,” said Steve Potash, CEO, OverDrive. “We hear librarians and patrons rave about Kindle, so we are thrilled that we can be part of bringing library books to the unparalleled experience of reading on Kindle.”

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1 Pam April 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I echo David’s question re availability of library books in countries other than USA. This would increase the appeal of Kindle to many prospective buyers, who would currently choose different brands.

2 pat April 26, 2011 at 11:51 am

great news , hope there are more latest releases available

3 David April 26, 2011 at 6:24 am

Kindle books from libraries is great news. Will books be available throughout the world of Kindle, or only in the USA?

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