Today Amazon has announced that their new Kindle eBook Library lending scheme is now live and available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the US. The new lending scheme is powered by Overdrive and allows you to simply borrow Kindle books from your local library’s website and, with the click of a button, have them delivered to your Kindle app or device ready to read.
When check out a Kindle book (using a valid library card) you will also have access to real page numbers, and Whispersync technology from your Kindle device or applications. The same as you would if you had purchased or downloaded a Kindle ebook.
Amazon’s Jay Marine, Director, Amazon Kindle explains in the press release:
“Starting today, millions of Kindle customers can borrow Kindle books from their local libraries,” – “Libraries are a critical part of our communities and we’re excited to be making Kindle books available at more than 11,000 local libraries around the country. We’re even doing a little extra here – 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.”