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Borrow books from the library on your Kindle later this year  (Source: Amazon)
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Amazon is talking up a new service for the popular eReader called Kindle Library Lending. The service is just what it sounds like; you can go to your local participating library and check out an eBook to read at home. The eBooks will eventually expire, but while the user has the book, they can read it all they want and even make digital notes on the margins of the book.

If the reader goes back to the library and checks out the same title again, their digital notes will be associated with the book again. If the user liked the book so much they want to purchase, the notes will be there on the paid version too.

“Normally, making margin notes in library books is a big no-no,” Jay Marine, director of Amazon Kindle, wrote in an April 20 statement. “Your notes will not show up when the next patron checks out the book. But if you check out the book again, or subsequently buy it, your notes will be there just as you left them.”

Amazon isn’t offering a specific date for launching the lending service. It only says that the service will launch later in 2011. It will launch with about 11,000 books that the reader can borrow at all sorts of libraries around America. It’s not clear what sort of tech the library would need to purchase to use the feature.

The lending service will work with the new ad-supported Kindle too.



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Not clear what tech is needed???
By spwrozek on 4/21/2011 3:21:57 PM , Rating: 2
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-04-20/tech/amazon.kin...

The library has to be a member of OverDrive and you have to be a member of the library.

Go here and put in your zip code to see if you library participates. http://overdrivesearch.com/

Not sure how you couldn't find this information.

I am pretty excited about the process, can't wait for the launch date. I will end up checking out more books which may lead to purchases if I like the author.




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