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).
Posted by: Sheri