Amazon.com today announced that Kindle and Kindle app customers can now borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 local libraries in the United States. When a customer borrows a Kindle library book, they’ll have all of the unique features they love about Kindle books, including Whispersync, which automatically synchronizes their margin notes, highlights and bookmarks, real page numbers, Facebook and Twitter integration, and more. For more information about borrowing library books for your Kindle or free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindle/publiclibraries. To start checking out Kindle library books, visit your local library’s website. I know their are a lot of avid readers out there who have been waiting on this and it might be the last straw that gets a new wave of readers into the Kindleverse.
Customers will use their local library’s website to search for and select a book to borrow. Once they choose a book, customers can choose to “Send to Kindle” and will be redirected to Amazon.com to login to their Amazon.com account and the book will be delivered to the device they select via Wi-Fi, or can be transferred via USB. Customers can check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any generation Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, as well as in their web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
When borrowing a Kindle book from their local library, customers can take advantage of all of the unique features of Kindle books, including:
- Whispersync technology wirelessly sync your books, notes, highlights, and last page read across Kindle and free Kindle reading apps
- Real Page Numbers let you easily reference passages with page numbers that correspond to actual print editions
- Facebook and Twitter integration makes it easy to share favorite passages with your social networks
- Popular Highlights show you what our community of millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books
- Public Notes allow you to share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books
To start checking out Kindle library books, visit your local library’s website.