Amazon Kindle Book Lending service launched, books from over 11,000 US libraries can be borrowed

By on Sep 21, 2011 in Internet, Lifestyle, Software, United States Comments

Amazon.com launched on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 its Kindle book lending system where tons of Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries across the U.S can be borrowed.



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As announced by Amazon on its official website that day, Kindle and Kindle app customers can now borrow Kindle books which can help them decide whether they will buy the book or not.

“Starting today, millions of Kindle customers can borrow Kindle books from their local libraries,” Amazon Kindle Director Jay Marine was quoted on the press release.

“We are extending our Whispersync technology to library books, so your notes, highlights and bookmarks are always backed up and available the next time you check out the book or if you decide to buy the book.” Marine added.

“We’re thrilled that Amazon is offering such a new approach to library ebooks that enhances the reader experience.” Marcellus Turner, city librarian for The Seattle Public Library, said on the report.

Last April, Amazon announced that its Kindle book lending service will be launched before the year ends and will be available for all kinds of Kindle devices.

Amazon then said that they are working with OverDrive, which was said to be the leading digital content solutions provider, with its service being offered by thousands of US libraries.

According to Amazon, Kindle customers may visit their local library’s website and search for a book they would like to borrow. After selecting the book, they can click “Send to Kindle“.

This will be directed to Amazon.com where users should login to their Amazon account and the book will be transferred via Wi-Fi or USB to any Kindle device or 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.



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