There’s no question that Amazon’s Kindle rules the e-reader market. However, the Kindle has, up until now, had one major downfall: it lacked the ability to rent library books. This was problematic for some e-reader enthusiasts, as similar devices like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader could easily access electronic library books.
Amazon changed its stance on working with the libraries’ online infrastructures a few months ago, promising to do what it needed to make the Kindle library compatible. Luckily for the millions of Kindle owners, that day has finally come. They will now have access to e-books from more than 11,000 libraries nationwide.
To rent an e-book on your Kindle, simply visit your local library’s website, enter your library card number, find the book you want to rent and click “Send to Kindle.” The website will then ask for your Amazon account information. This process can also be done from your iPhone or Android, according to reports. Amazon execs say the e-book rentals should remain in your Amazon library for about two weeks.
What do you think? Do you plan to rent e-books on your Kindle?