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You can check out a Kindle book from your local library and read it on any generation Kindle or  Kindle reading app.

When you borrow a Kindle public library book, you’ll have access to all the unique features of Kindle books, including real page numbers and Whispersync technology that synchronizes your notes, highlights, and last page read.  After a public library book expires, if you check it out again or choose to purchase it from the Kindle store, all of your annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

So far you can check out Kindle books at more than 11,000 libraries in the U.S.   To find out if your local library has Kindle books available just give them a call.


How it Works

You can borrow Kindle books from your local library’s website and have them delivered directly to your Kindle or free reading app.

• Visit the website of a U.S. library that offers digital services from OverDrive.

• Check out a Kindle book (using a valid library card).

• Click on “Get for Kindle” and then sign in to your account to have the book delivered to your Kindle device or reading app.

Note: Public library books can be sent wirelessly to Kindle devices via an active Wi-Fi connection or transferred via USB.

So Amazon has decided to give students a break and rent textbooks through any Kindle device or Kindle App.Here’s a list of some of the great features this offers:

  1. Choose a rental length between 30 and 360 days and only pay for the exact time you need a book.
  2. Rent and read textbooks on PC, Mac, Kindle or your mobile device.
  3. Access any notes and highlights anytime, even after the rental expires!

How does Kindle Textbook Rental Work?

You can rent for the minimum length (30 days) and save up to 80% off the list price.  You can extend your rental by as little as 1 day as many times as you want and just pay for the added days.

Download one of the free Kindle reading Apps by clicking here – you decide where you want to read your textbooks.

Search for your textbook in the Textbook Store or from the search bar.  If a Kindle edition is available for rent, you’ll see an option in the Formats section and select Kindle Edition.

On the Kindle Textbook page select the textbook rental end date.  You only pay for the time you need and can extend or buy anytime.

Finally, click on “Rent now with 1-Click” to place your order.

What are your thoughts on this new way of acquiring textbooks for school?