Kindle Books Now Available at Local Libraries

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Starting today, Kindle and Kindle app customers can borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 libraries in the United States. That's the word today from the Kindle folks.

According to Kindle, the following features will be available:

-    Whispersync automatically syncs your margin notes, highlights and bookmarks – even once you return a Kindle book to your library, we’re going to back up your notes and bookmarks, so the next time you check out the book (or if you decide you want to buy the Kindle book) your notes and bookmarks will be there, waiting for you.
-    Read Everywhere – when you check out a Kindle book from your local library, you can read it on your Kindles and your free Kindle apps for the most popular devices and platforms.
-    Real Page Numbers – our page numbers match the page numbers in print books, so you can easily reference and cite passages and read alongside others in your book club or class.
-    Facebook and Twitter Integration – Share meaningful passages with friends and family with built-in Twitter and Facebook integration.
-    Wireless delivery – Your Kindle library books can be delivered via Wi-Fi, so there’s no need to transfer books to your Kindle via USB

Here's how it works:
You can borrow Kindle books from 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 U.S. library that offers digital services from OverDrive.

Check out a Kindle book (using a valid library card).

Click on "Get for Kindle" and then sign in to your account to have the book delivered to your Kindle device or reading app. 


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