Amazon introduces Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

3 Nov 2011

The Kindle family

Kindle owners with Amazon Prime membership can now borrow thousands of e-books for free with no due dates as part of the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

The library includes more than 100 current and former New York Times Best-sellers, an array of popular titles and categories, as well as fiction and non-fiction e-books.

Books can be borrowed and read on all Kindle E Ink devices and Kindle Fire, and users can ‘check out’ books as frequently as a book a month.

With an annual Prime membership, the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is included at no additional cost.

“Owning a Kindle just got even better. Today, we’re introducing a new Prime benefit built for Kindle: The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO.

“Prime Members now have exclusive access to a huge library of books to read on any Kindle device at no additional cost and with no due dates.”

Just as with any other Kindle e-book, users’ notes, highlights and bookmarks in borrowed books will be saved, so they will have them later if they purchase or re-borrow the book.

E-books are borrowed from a Kindle device, and customers can have one book out at a time. When customers want to borrow a new book, any borrowed book can easily be returned right from their devices.