Amazon to launch Kindle Library Lending, allowing customers to borrow books from US libraries

By on Apr 20, 2011 in Internet, Lifestyle Comments

Updated: September 21, 2011 10:53 p.m.

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

Amazon is set to launch Kindle Library Lending later this year, which will allow Kindle customers to borrow books from US libraries.

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As announced at Amazon’s official website on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Kindle Library Lending will be launched before the year ends and will be available for all kinds of Kindle devices.

Through Kindle Library Lending, customers can borrow Kindle books from tons of libraries in the US, which is also be available through free Kindle reading apps for Apple iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone.

“We’re excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries,” Amazon Kindle Director Jay Marine said on the press release.

In this project, Amazon is working with OverDrive, which was said to be the leading provider of digital content solutions, servicing to more than 11,000 public and educational libraries across the US.

“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,” OverDrive CEO Steve Potash was quoted as saying.

“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.” Potash added.

Amazon also noted that if a Kindle ebook is being checked again or was purchased from Amazon, the annotations of the customer and bookmarks will be preserved.

Among the unique features of Kindle Library Lending include paper-like Pearl electronic-ink display, one-month battery life with wireless off, and ‘Real Page Numbers’ or easy-reference passages with page numbers.

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