Amazon announced that Kindle users will be able to borrow ebooks from more than 11,000 libraries in the U.S. beginning later this year.
Kindle Library Lending will enable users of Kindle ereaders and apps to check out books from their local libraries.
Further details about the program and how it works — will there be a universal online checkout system, for instance? — were not released.
Unlike Amazon’s current ebook lending feature, which only allows users to lend books for a single two-week period, Kindle Library Lending allows users to check out books multiple times. Users’ annotations and bookmarks will be preserved between checkouts using Whispersync.
Perhaps all the complains had after all some effect.