Is there a Kindle E-Book Library

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Eldiablojoe, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

    Eldiablojoe

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    I have a Kindle (in addition to iDevices, lol). I've perused books via the Amazon Prime Lending Library, and it appears to be crap (remind me to cancel before the 30-day auto-renewal kicks in, Ha ha ha).

    I've also checked out the local County Public Library selection of e-books, and I'm underwhelmed by their selection.

    Does anyone know of a larger, simple to use, inexpensive, and current e-library service or portal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Not that I know of but I'm interested as well.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    As far as I know there are only two options, both of which you're already aware:

    1. The Kindle Lending Library, free with Amazon Prime.

    2. Your local libraries. Although, investigate your local options. Often you might have access to more than one public library chain.


    I'd be interested in something better as well (my local libraries have exorbitant wait-lists for Kindle books), but as they say, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
     
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  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. This pretty much sums up your options.
     
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  7. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    None of them are free, but several areas offer non-resident library cards for ebook access:

    Libraries that offer non-resident cards

    Costs range from $27-$60, but you can always browse for free first to see if their catalog is worth it.
     

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