Originally published: September 21, 2011
Last updated: September 21, 2011 - 2:15pm
Roughly five months since Amazon promised library lending that would work for Kindle, the service is live at more than 11,000 U.S. libraries covering “millions” of Kindle and Kindle app customers.
The launch follows reports of beta testing in two Seattle libraries and finally puts Kindle in the league of Sony and other e-readers that allow temporary access to DRM-protected e-books. The new service is powered by OverDrive. Amazon has prepped a support area to explain it but here’s the gist: Kindle owners, Cloud Reader, and app users should be able to log into their participating library’s web site, select a book available for Kindle, and after logging into their Amazon account, send the book to the appropriate device.
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