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Old 09-21-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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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)

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:29 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:42 PM   #4
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #9
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Here's a link to today's official Amazon press release announcing Kindle library lending.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #10
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:52 PM   #11
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #14
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Hrm. Looks like the libraries here aren't doing it, yet.
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #15
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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!

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