Kindle Lending Library
November 03, 2011
In an effort to draw in even more members, Amazon has announced their Kindle Lending Library available to Amazon Prime Members. This new development is Amazon's way of breaking into the library market, but it brings up a great opportunity to remind you how much your library brings to you FOR FREE!
Price of Membership:
Amazon Lending Library: $79 a year for Amazon Prime + must have a Kindle (Kindle apps do not work with Lending Library)
Number of Books you can checkout:
Amazon Lending Library: One a month.
MCPL: 200 items at a time.
Number of titles available:
Amazon Lending Library: Currently about 5,000 eBooks.
MCPL: Currently over 3,420,258 books, movies, eBooks, CDs, and audiobooks.
Amazon Lending Library: None. Your one item must be turned in before you can check out another.
MCPL: All items check out for 28 days (except brand new DVDs are 7 days).
Amazon Lending Library: Books can only be checked out at Amazon.com on Kindles registered on your Amazon account.
MCPL: You can check out your items at any of the 33 locations throughout the city AND return items to any location.
Amazon Lending Library: Includes more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers available as eBooks.
MCPL: Includes thousands of New York Times Bestsellers available as eBooks, books, audiobooks, and the Library provides you access to book clubs, reviews, librarians, and Reader's Advisory tools to help you choose what to read.
It's your choice. Use Amazon's Lending Library to borrow books for a price, or use your local public library to borrow books for free.
Marketing and Communications Department