Your Library ... and Kindle Books
» Your public library either is loaning Kindle books online or will shortly. The software used by the library is most likely Overdrive and requires no installation of anything on your computer.
» You will need a library card - which has a l-o-n-g pin number.
» If you are logged into your Amazon account at the time of the Kindle download from your library account, the handling is basically transparent. It just happens magically.
» The loan is for 7 days or 14 days. The latter is the default setting for your account at the library but you can change it to 7 days.
» You can check-in the book from your library account any time before your default setting. HOWEVER, I would recommend that you DO NOT CHECK IN BEFORE at least ONE day (24 hours) has elapsed. Libraries can and do penalize early check-ins; you can't check in/out another book.
» The check-in is automatic if you do nothing.
» The library has a setting of how many books you can have checked out at a time. This can vary by library. Mine has a limit of five; my sister-in-law has a limit of seven. [Not fair, is it?]
Kindle books and eBooks [PDF or ePub format] are counted together.
» The book does NOT disappear off your Kindle once it is checked in. The title will appear with the word notice in left column and the words [Loan Ended] just before the title.
» On your "Manage Your Kindle" Amazon page, you'll see the words public library written just to the right of the title in Your Kindle Library list. The only options are to 'purchase this book' or 'delete from library'.
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Favorite author -- Michele Sinclair.
We notice when you use the same phrase to describe a character. Does she always toss her hair over her shoulder? She never flips her hair? Never tosses? Shakes? Why do book editors let them get by with this stuff? It makes your book boring.