Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
ReneAZ
Enthusiast
ReneAZ doesn't litterReneAZ doesn't litter
 
ReneAZ's Avatar
 
Posts: 46
Karma: 154
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Phoenix AZ
Device: Kindle 3, Kobo 2
My Library is lending for Kindle!

Yippee!
Just looked this morning at my "hold" books on the library (Phoenix AZ) website to see if any came up (have been using my Kobo for library books), then thought I'd check my "Wish" list, and omg, one of the selection possibilities was "Kindle book".

This is great! Now I can just use my Kindle for everything!!!

Has anyone else noticed this on their library's site?
(checked a few threads, but don't have time to search through)

Rene
ReneAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
stickybuns
Evangelist
stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
stickybuns's Avatar
 
Posts: 405
Karma: 479729
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Paperwhite 2
Mine (Pasadena/Glendale public library) has a "Kindle ebooks coming soon!" image on the front page.

Library lending is currently being beta tested, starting out in two Seattle area library systems, and is slowly being introduced into various other libraries.

Apparently there's also a new firmware update for the K3 (version 3.3) that has something to do with library lending, so you may want to leave your wifi on for the new download.
stickybuns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
alansplace
Wizard
alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
alansplace's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,855
Karma: 30773796
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA, 33.938556° N, -117.271334° W
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle KB, Kindle PW 1 & 2, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire 2
Cool yup

yesterday, no dice. today, kindle books are listed in the riverside/san bernardino county library system.
alansplace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
stickybuns
Evangelist
stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stickybuns ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
stickybuns's Avatar
 
Posts: 405
Karma: 479729
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle Paperwhite 2
Oh! It's now available at the Los Angeles Public Library. Looks like I'll be making a trip downtown to pick up a new library card since mine isn't working anymore.
stickybuns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:43 PM   #5
Katie1
Non-Techy
Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Katie1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Katie1's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,217
Karma: 3296799
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WV---USA
Device: Kindle Fire HD, K3 WiFi 3G
My kindle says 3.1 how do I get the update for Library Lending? Also Both libraries I use have Comming Soon on their web sites UGH
Katie1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:45 PM   #6
alansplace
Wizard
alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.alansplace ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
alansplace's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,855
Karma: 30773796
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: USA, 33.938556° N, -117.271334° W
Device: Kindle 2, Kindle KB, Kindle PW 1 & 2, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Fire 2
Cool not needed

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie1 View Post
My kindle says 3.1 how do I get the update for Library Lending? Also Both libraries I use have Comming Soon on their web sites UGH
it appears that 3.1 works fine, no update needed.
alansplace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #7
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,148
Karma: 81576434
Join Date: May 2010
Device: FHDX8.9, FHD7.1, Nex7.2, Nex4, Kin4S, ClipZip
All three of my main libraries are live.

Only one of my lesser libraries is pending and the rest don't even say. Doesn't matter to me since their collections are small.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #8
bshar489
Connoisseur
bshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watchbshar489 is clearly one to watch
 
bshar489's Avatar
 
Posts: 92
Karma: 10794
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan
Device: Kindle Keyboard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie1 View Post
My kindle says 3.1 how do I get the update for Library Lending? Also Both libraries I use have Comming Soon on their web sites UGH
My Kindle is 3.1 and I just checked out 2 library books [yay!!]. A couple of hours ago it was "coming soon" and now it's here!!

Because I don't have wireless service I have to download the books then put them in my Kindle via usb but everything went without a hitch, very easy and fast. I'm excited, can you tell?

Bergette
bshar489 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #9
DreamWriter
Wizard
DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DreamWriter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DreamWriter's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,726
Karma: 2709428
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: U.S.
Device: Kindle Keyboard 3G
Here's a link to today's official Amazon press release announcing Kindle library lending.
DreamWriter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #10
thebestjeter
Addict
thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.thebestjeter ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 206
Karma: 757546
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3 Wifi and Kindle DX Graphite
That's great if you live within USA. I don't. But I'm happy for you, guys.

Last edited by thebestjeter; 09-21-2011 at 12:54 PM.
thebestjeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 12:52 PM   #11
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,148
Karma: 81576434
Join Date: May 2010
Device: FHDX8.9, FHD7.1, Nex7.2, Nex4, Kin4S, ClipZip
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie1 View Post
My kindle says 3.1 how do I get the update for Library Lending? Also Both libraries I use have Comming Soon on their web sites UGH
I never did anything special to get 3.3, so I think it happened when I downloaded my first Kindle library book two days ago.

Hang in there and when your libraries go live, just download a book and see what happens.

for being a fellow Clip user
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #12
TimW
Guru
TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.TimW ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
TimW's Avatar
 
Posts: 876
Karma: 5250734
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southeastern Kentucky
Device: KFHD8.9, KK3G, KPW1, Sony PRST1, Sony PRS350, iPod Touch 5G
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
I never did anything special to get 3.3, so I think it happened when I downloaded my first Kindle library book two days ago.

Hang in there and when your libraries go live, just download a book and see what happens.

for being a fellow Clip user
I successfully downloaded one and I'm still at 3.1. I'm not sure what 3.3 is but it doesn't appear to have any direct connection with library lending.
TimW is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #13
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,148
Karma: 81576434
Join Date: May 2010
Device: FHDX8.9, FHD7.1, Nex7.2, Nex4, Kin4S, ClipZip
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimW View Post
I successfully downloaded one and I'm still at 3.1. I'm not sure what 3.3 is but it doesn't appear to have any direct connection with library lending.
It could be related to ads. My Kindle is a KSO.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
RainingLemur
Spork Connoisseur
RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.RainingLemur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
RainingLemur's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,358
Karma: 16780603
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: Nook Color
Hrm. Looks like the libraries here aren't doing it, yet.
RainingLemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #15
Blossom
Grand Sorcerer
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,999
Karma: 7796212
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: PW/K4B/K4S/K3+3G KF1/KFHD2/N7.2/SGP 4.2 SGP 5.0/LG Vortex
My library now has the Library for Kindle option. I am in Eastern Tennessee. I just went there and there is a huge button that says Library for Kindle and it looks like every book there is a copy for the Kindle.

I just checked out my first Kindle Book!

Last edited by Blossom; 09-21-2011 at 02:01 PM.
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pocketbook Pro 902/903 vs. Kindle DX with library lending jbr950 PocketBook 17 11-13-2011 12:12 PM
Amazon to launch Library Lending Loosheesh News 368 05-02-2011 03:02 PM
Would you use an eBook Lending Library eddiek General Discussions 72 03-12-2011 12:15 AM
Open Internet Lending Library? thomman News 31 09-05-2009 04:24 AM
Lending Library ebooks on the Kindle? wallcraft News 2 08-25-2009 12:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.