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Kindle library lending open to all, brings wireless ebook borrowing to 11,000 public institutions

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You don't have to live in Seattle to borrow Kindle ebooks from your library anymore -- today, Amazon's imbued 11,000 public libraries across the country with the very same functionality that hit the Emerald City two days ago. That means you're a zip code search away from discovering whether your OverDrive-equipped library has Kindle ebooks, and a library card number and PIN away from downloading them to your device. That's assuming, of course, that you've got a USB cable or a steady dose of Wi-Fi. If you've got a Kindle 3G, Whispersync will still keep track of your notes and the like, but the company's not going to foot the bill to download them this time.

Source:, via Engadget