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Kindle E-Books Available For Loan At Local Libraries

Kindle e-books are being offered on wireless-enabled loan at 11, 000 participating libraries across the US.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs on September 23, 2011. @timjamesryan

Kindle book checkouts are now available in 11, 000 libraries in the US. Users can simply check their local library’s web site to see if the service is available, request the e-book using their library cards and then get directed to their Amazon account where the e-book will be delivered wirelessly to their Kindle. The available length of checkout varies by library.

In addition to integrated social media features for sharing passages, according to Jay Marine, Amazon’s Kindle director:

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.

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