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Chicago Public Library adds Kindle ebooks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2011 15:48 User comments (6)

Chicago Public Library adds Kindle ebooks The Chicago Public Library has added Kindle books to its extensive catalog.
To checkout the ebook, all you need is a valid zip code and a valid library card.

Readers can then head to the library's website and click and download.

Adds library spokesman Ruth Lednicer:

It’s really cool! Readers never have to leave their homes. They’ll have three weeks to read the book before it electronically returns itself to the library — there are no late fees.


Ebooks had been available to other e-reader owners for years, but not for Kindle owners. Kindles remain the most popular e-readers on the market.

The library pays licensing fees for every digital copy they have of each book.

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6 user comments

124.9.2011 19:22

Quote:
The library pays licensing fees for every digital copy they have of each book.
What a scam. There only needs to be one digital copy.

224.9.2011 21:06

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
Quote:
The library pays licensing fees for every digital copy they have of each book.
What a scam. There only needs to be one digital copy.
How is that a scam in any shape or form? They can't lend out 45 of the same print book at the same time can they?

325.9.2011 14:40

Nice if they happen to have a kindle...


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

425.9.2011 21:04

Originally posted by DVDBack23:

How is that a scam in any shape or form? They can't lend out 45 of the same print book at the same time can they?
Yeah but its not a printed book we are talking about. To have to be constrained by artificial limits on digital copies is quite ridiculous and having to pay licensing fees for each 'copy' that they have instead of per title is also crazy.

51.10.2011 9:07

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Ryoohki:
Quote:
The library pays licensing fees for every digital copy they have of each book.
What a scam. There only needs to be one digital copy.
How is that a scam in any shape or form? They can't lend out 45 of the same print book at the same time can they?
I agree dback, I tried to make sense of it and I could not.

63.10.2011 5:26

Originally posted by dEwMe:
Nice if they happen to have a kindle...

Kindle books can be read on 'Kindle for PC', (free software) and on lots of other devices. You don't need the Kindle reader.

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