Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Amazon's Kindle to allow for Library Lending
Library Journal just reported that Amazon announced today it will allow its Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps to participate in library lending. Amazon is working with OverDrive, a leading provider of digital content for libraries (and the vendor that Pollard patrons currently use to borrow ebooks) to make the titles in the OverDrive catalog compatible with all generations of its Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. No word yet if this deal is exclusive with Overdrive, or for when exactly this will happen, but they're saying sometime later this year. This is certainly big news for all you Kindle owners out there. Finally, some lending love!