Kindle Library eBooks Now Available at US Libraries

Amazon just announced that it is expanding the library eBook beta-test from the 2 libraries in the Seattle area to include all Overdrive partner libraries in the US.

Kindle owners and Kindle app users can now check out eBooks from many of the over 11,000 participating libraries in the US – assuming the libraries support eBooks (my local library only does audiobooks). The new feature includes all the abilites that you love about your Kindle, including over the air downloads (apps and Wifi only), Facebook and Twitter integration, and the same note-taking and highlighting that you use with your own eBooks.

Wow. That was quick.  It’s been just over 5 months since Amazon first promised this feature, and that is a surprising turn around time.

To learn more about borrowing Kindle books from your local library, go to: To find out if your library will have Kindle books available, visit your library’s website. And please be patient; they did not get advance notice.

You might also be interested in the how-to video I posted yesterday; it was shot by a librarian and tells you how to transfer a Kindle library eBook to your Kindle Wifi (or Kindle app).


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