Kindle users, fire up your brains for even more delicious books. Amazon announced earlier today that the OverDrive ebook library lending system is coming to the Kindle platform. The technology is already available on competing book replacement devices, the Nook and Kobo. Kindle Library Lending will give Kindle users access through the 11,000 public and school/college libraries that are already part of OverDrive.
HarperCollins doesn’t want those eBooks of theirs to get torn up, so it makes perfect sense that they’ve set a limit of 26 checkouts for the eBooks titles it has licensed to libraries. Wait, eBooks can’t get damaged, so, what’s the big idea?