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Public libraries, including the Free Library, have long been stymied that the ebooks we offer were not usable on Kindles. This was an industry issue that we ourselves were not able to resolve. So we were surprised and thrilled to learn yesterday that Amazon, which sells Kindles, and OverDrive, currently the major supplier of ebooks to public libraries, announced that will change later this year. Dubbed the "Kindle Library Lending program," Kindle customers will be able to borrow eBooks from public libraries. Details are still limited, but according to an OverDrive statement, our "existing collection of downloadable eBooks will be available to Kindle customers."  This means that Kindle owners will be able to check out a title with their library card "and then select Kindle as the delivery destination."  We will keep you posted as to when this change will occur!

 

 

 

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Thu, April 21, 2011
One super-excited Kindle owner (and FLP library patron) here!
Yasmin -
Thu, April 21, 2011
This is wonderful news. I can't wait for the lending program to start!
Camille - Olney
Thu, April 21, 2011
I'm even more glad I bought a Kindle! I love it and I love the Library!
Maureen - South Philadelphia
Tue, June 28, 2011
This indeed a smart move for industry leader to expand their influence by allow free ebook exit in their system.
Neo - OKC
Sun, August 14, 2011
Any update on the Kindle issue?
KAny new news on as Breslin - Roxborough
Sat, August 20, 2011
Existing that The library will use the kindle books, too. but as the e-book is the digital control by Amazon, How can you send the books from Library to users? However Can I invite or Kindle users to try my website? My website is serve all of you with the FREE Kindle Books, Here is my website. http://www.freenovelbooks-and-bargain.com
Jason - Philadelphia
Tue, November 15, 2011
Last comment here was in August. Can we please get an update on this? Thank you.
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Sat, May 05, 2012
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