Amazon Kindle e-Readers Can Now Borrow e-Books From Libraries

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled the Kindle Library Lending service which would allow Kindle users to borrow ebooks from around 11,000 public libraries in the US.

The service, which is expected to be launched later this year, will let Kindle e-reader and Kindle iOS and Android app users to check out digital versions of books available across 11,000 partner public libraries in the US.

Users will be able to check-out ebooks from the libraries and instantly start reading them on their Kindle devices or any Kindle app available for the iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows, BlackBerry or Windows Phone.

Amazon told reporters that if a book is checked out again or is purchased from the Kindle store then a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be saved, making it easier for users to sync any note that they might have made while reading a particular book.

"We're excited that millions of Kindle customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from their local libraries," said Jay Marine, Director of Amazon Kindle.

"Customers tell us they love Kindle for its Pearl e-ink display that is easy to read even in bright sunlight, up to a month of battery life, and Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps," he added.