24 September 2011

Kindle @ the library

This week Amazon announced that Kindle owners could finally DL books from their local libraries. I tried the night of the announcement, but somehow I let my card lapse. I just used it ten days ago, but since then it had run out. After a quick stop to renew I was back in business.

I tried from school, but the student wifi account doesn't allow access to Amazon, and you have to DL your books via wifi.

But I tried again this morning and had success!

If you have a Kindle and a library card for a LI library here's how you do it:

Go to: http://live-brary.com/

Click "free downloads" on the list on the left
Click "My Account" from the toolbar across the top
Select your local library from the list
Put in your barcode

Then search for books and follow the directions...

I was happy to see four Patrick O'Brian novels - Books 1, 2, 11, and 12.  That's an odd place to start, but I'm looking forward to seeing the rest go online.

But why can I borrow a digital edition from my library, but can't buy one from Amazon. It's a mystery. Anyone know the answer?

I checked out The Atlantic by Simon Winchester and Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff.

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