Amazon Launches Kindle “Lending Library” for Prime Members

Kindle owners with Prime memberships now have access to a free library of over 5,000 books. The new “Lending Library” allows customers to download a book every month at no cost, and can be accessed directly from a Kindle for remote browsing. Only one book may be borrowed at a time, but sadly, iPad readers with the Kindle app do not have access to the exclusive library. Of course, Amazon won’t be shooting themselves in the foot—only a small portion of their eBook selection will be available for borrowing.

The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library allows eligible U. S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free — including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers — as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.

With the Kindle Fire, Amazon is looking to finally give the iPad some real competition. Users who primarily use their tablet as a eBook reader will have to give the Fire some serious consideration.


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