questionskindle library coming! will it make you buy one?

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Yeah, I saw that in the local paper. Good news, but I do not know if I will avail myself of it very often. I need to see how it works

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I hug my Kindle every day already. I'm a gadget freak and my Kindle is one of the things I have that I covet most and always carry with me.

I'm happy to see Amazon waking up to the library lending model. It's one of those funny things in business - sometimes giving something away for "free" ends up making you more money.

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I love my Kindle. I use it far more than I'd expected, and it is very comfortable for someone who has aging eyesight. I can read it for far longer than a book without my eyes getting tired. That said, I have absolutely no interest in using library books. It wasn't a consideration when I bought the Kindle, nor were the vast array of free books out there. Most of the free, public domain items are things I already have. Sometimes I have multiple copies of them (I have, last count, 17 separate complete Shakespeares, and yes, I have a problem).

I like the library. It's a good use of my tax dollars, as is public transportation. I use neither. Libraries want you to give the books back. I want to keep them. I should add that I still buy books. I consider the books on the Kindle to be ephemeral (no matter what Amazon says). You just can't have too many books.

Okay, I can't have too many books.

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That's good news, I had been on the fence about which ereader to buy and ended up going Kindle though I wanted easy library access. Nice to know the development team is aware of features people want to see.

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i have kindle app on my ipad, i prefer it to ibooks. look forward to this on my ipad.

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they're not really giving anything away for free since libraries still have to buy each digital copy they want to lend out, so if your library buys 2 copies of an e-book, they can only have 2 out at any given time.

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If I had the time to read more books, I would definitely get a Kindle.

This wouldn't have any impact on my decision though. The libraries around here are too small.

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@kamikazeken: How is this different from how libraries operate with printed books? Many libraries buy printed books through Amazon now, so they are swapping one market for another.

The beauty of having ebooks available from the library is that you can very easily check availability and check them out from home, possibly making those two copies circulate much more efficiently.

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Not to mention the fact that those two copies will never be lost, stolen, rain soaked, or ever need repair. It will never take up shelf space, and the librarian will never have to decide whether to sell it for pennies on the dollar to make room for newer books. Initial capital outlay is generally less too. Nice deal for the library.