See How Easily You Can Check Out a Kindle Book From Your Local Library
If you’ve been paying attention to the U.S. news media you may have noticed that it’s now possible to check out Amazon Kindle books from your local public library. That’s right; as long as you have a valid library card and an Amazon account, you can visit some 11,000 library sites and download Amazon Kindle books to your Kindle or Kindle app-enabled device via WiFi or USB. You can read the book on any generation Kindle device or free Kindle reading app.
How It Works
You can easily borrow Kindle books through your local library’s website and, with the click of a button, have them delivered to your Kindle device or free reading app.
• Visit the website of a United States library that offers digital services from OverDrive.
• Check out a Kindle book using your valid library card.
• Click on “Get for Kindle” and then sign in to your Amazon.com account to have the book delivered instantly to your Kindle device or reading app.
Public library books can be sent wirelessly to Kindle devices via an active Wi-Fi connection or transferred via USB. The service also has some other interesting features:
• Page numbers correspond to those in print editions.
• Facebook and Twitter integration lets you share favorite passages.
• Popular Highlights show Kindle owners’ comments on passages in books.
• Public Notes shares people’s opinions on books.
One last benefit that checking Kindle books out offers over physical books may not be so obvious. In a statement, Amazon’s Kindle director, Jay Marine said, “Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no. But we’re fixing this by 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.”