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Kindle Lending Library Will Let You Borrow Rather Than Buy

Soon you’ll be able to borrow books from your local library to read on your Kindle. Today Amazon announced Kindle Lending Library, a feature that will give Kindle owners access to books from 11,000 libraries across the United States on their Kindle, or any other device they have the Kindle application installed on.

The service is powered by OverDrive, and will allow you to check out titles from your local library, as well as write notes in books. Books that you check out again later will keep up with your margin notes, as well as where you left off – so you can leave notes for yourself, or pick up where you left off in a title later on.

Kindle Lending Library is expected to be released later this year, and will be available on all versions of the Kindle, as well as all devices that are running the Kindle application.

What do you think about the possibility of checking books out to read on your Kindle rather than purchasing them? Do you see yourself using the service?


Emily Price

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