Live-brary.com, the digital branch of the 56 local public libraries of Suffolk County, NY, will soon add instructions on downloading eBooks to a Kindle. The newly announced Kindle Lending Library will be the latest choice available to the County's one million library cardholders as a delivery destination for the borrowing and reading of eBooks. Live-brary.com visitors may borrow eBooks for reading on any of the following: Windows and MAC computer desktops; iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows mobile devices; and the Sony, Nook and Kindle e-readers.
Amazon, the online retail giant, is exclusive distributor of the Kindle, and follows in the footsteps of competitors Barnes & Noble and Sony in cooperating with libraries. Kindle users should stay tuned to Live-brary.com for announcement of the effective 2011 launch date of the Kindle Lending Library.
Live-brary.com is the one-stop portal for all digital resources available for free to library cardholders in Suffolk County, including music, movies, live homework help, career services, research, and eBooks, said Kevin Verbesey, director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System that oversees Live-brary.com. The Kindle program will be fully integrated to our system and follow the same lending agreements and publishers' policies now in place.
Live-brary.com users are also able to browse for titles with apps downloaded for free to their computers or phones. Some local public libraries are also lending Nooks and Sony Readers for checkout.
In 2010, the local public libraries of Suffolk County came together to launch the digital branch, Live-brary.com, to provide the county's one million patrons a selection of free online resources including live homework help and downloadable eBooks, audio books, movies and music.