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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.


Later this year, Amazon will be introducing Lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users.  Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period.  Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Will this be a feature you will be using?  What are your thoughts on sharing books?