Good News for Kindle Users!

Our free eBooks have been very popular, with almost 3500 titles checked out by KDL patrons last month alone! But many eBook readers have been disappointed to learn that library eBooks are currently not able to be downloaded to the Amazon Kindle, due to the proprietary file format that Amazon uses.

However, Amazon has recently announced that later this year Kindle-compatible eBooks will be available through OverDrive (the eBook service provider used by KDL and many other libraries across the country). This means that Kindle users will finally have the same access to free library eBooks that Nook and other eReader users already enjoy!

OverDrive has also assured libraries that all of our current eBooks will be available in Kindle format, with no need for us to use additional money to purchase Kindle-specific copies.

Although there is no specific launch date set yet, we’ll be sure to let you know when the new Kindle compatibility becomes available. Until then, you can browse our eBook collection (which can be read on a computer as well as a number of other popular eReader devices).

Written by Sheri


Sheri is the Kent District Library ILS & Electronic Resources Coordinator. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.

Posted by:

3 Responses to “Good News for Kindle Users!”

  1. Dave Says:

    I was excited to hear this last week. I hope that more KDL continues to purchase more books for overdrive since so many have a huge waiting list. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Brick Tamlin Says:


  3. Vance Says:

    I heard today that beta testing has begun concerning offering books for kindle through Overdrive. Can’t wait until it’s rolled out at KDL!!!