By Subadri at 26 April, 2012, 1:22 pm
Amazone has formally launched is library book lending program, which allows Kindle users to borrow e-books from more than 11,000 libraries in the United Sates.
To borrow e-books, Kindle users visit their local library’s Web site and search for the book they want. They check out using a valid library card, and then select the “Send to Kindle” option. At that point, users are redirected to Amazon.com, where they must sign in with their Amazon account. The book is then transferred via Wi-Fi or USB (not 3G). Amazon is working with OverDrive for the feature, a company that specializes in library e-book rentals.
The availability of books and the length of a loan will vary on a library-by-library basis. But Amazon will send out a notice three days before the loan is set to expire and again after the due date has passed.
At this point, library lending is only available for U.S customers.