2:19pm

Wed April 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Kindle Readers Will Be Able To Borrow From Libraries

Kindle e-readers will soon be able to borrow books from 11,000 libraries across the U.S., Amazon announced today.

According to the company, later this year:

"Customers will be able to check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle device or free Kindle app for Android, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone. If a Kindle book is checked out again or that book is purchased from Amazon, all of a customer's annotations and bookmarks will be preserved."

As The Associated Press reports, "most U.S. libraries already provide e-books, which work with nearly all e-readers except the Kindle. They're also accessible on many smartphones and tablets like the iPad." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.