Monday, September 26, 2011

Library eBooks Now Available for Kindle

The Public Libraries of Jefferson County are excited to announce that their eBook collections are now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon® Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and more. To access the more than 6,000 titles available for downloading, library patrons can visit the downloadable website at For assistance, visit Homewood Public Library's Kindle Help page.

Kindle users can browse the county-wide collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app. Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps. The Public Libraries of Jefferson County partner with OverDrive, Inc., a global leader in eBook distribution for libraries and schools, to offer this service.   

The Public Libraries of Jefferson County also offer eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer as well as popular mobile devices such as the smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble® Nook™ and Sony® Reader.

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