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Amazon To Begin Lending Out Kindle E-Books In Libraries

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Whoa, this is cool!

Amazon will begin lending out E-books at more than 11,000 libraries. The books will be available on Kindles or devices with the Kindle app such as Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, as well as in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

It will work like this:

Customers will use their local library’s website to search for and select a book to borrow. Once they choose a book, customers can choose to “Send to Kindle” and will be redirected to Amazon.com to login to their Amazon.com account and the book will be delivered to the device they select via Wi-Fi, or can be transferred via USB.

The E-books will then be deleted from your device after the lending period (typically two weeks) has ended.

As for now, only a small fraction of Amazon's digital titles will be available through libraries, but users can check their local library websites for availability.

This will definitely revolutionize the publishing world and may even keep our local libraries open! Exciting!

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5 comments to “Amazon To Begin Lending Out Kindle E-Books In Libraries”

  1. 1

    Is this new in the US? We've been able to borrow Ebooks from libraries here in Canada for a while ….

  2. 2

    Libraries all across America have been lending E Books and audio books for free for years on their web sites. Not sure how this will benefit Amazon. I actually think in the long run it will have a negative impact on the book industry, if more people know that they can get free eBooks instead of buying them .

  3. 3

    Yeah, the Barnes and Noble Nook ereader has had this feature for over a year now.

  4. 4

    …And coke dealers began giving free samples of heroin to their clients… Nothing can replace the smell, feel, texture, weight and pleasure of reading the pages of a real book.

  5. 5

    Awesome! Maybe somebody will read my ebook "Sorcerer" then! (It's a love/fantasy story.)