It was only yesterday that we reported that the Library eBooks for Kindle was available for folks living in Seattle, well starting today, the service goes live nationwide. According to a press release from Amazon this morning, Kindle Books are now available for borrowing from over 11,000 local libraries in the US. Starting today, the public can borrow books from their libraries without having to set foot outside of the house – thanks to the power of the internet and a library card.
All the benefits that come with Kindle books – including Whispersync, Facebook and Twitter integration – are available for these library books as well. The books can be read on any device or computers with the Kindle app. All the notes that you make on a library book will be stored for you, so the next time you borrow it again or decide to buy it, you’ll have those notes ready for you.
To borrow Kindle books from your local library, all you have to do is visit the website of a US library that offers digital services from OverDrive, find a book you want, check out the book with a valid library card, and then click on “Get for Kindle” to push it to your device. It’s that simple! So if you’ve run out of things to read on your Kindle, you now have access to a huge number of books at your local library. Find out more.