Public and school libraries powered by OverDrive can now lend ebooks to be read on the Kindle. Amazon and OverDrive first announced the service in April of this year. OverDrive expects to have the Kindle compatibility rolled out to all library sites within days. Most OverDrive titles distributed to library catalogs are compatible with the Kindle, so users can search for a Kindle Book, check out a title with a valid library card, and then click Get for Kindle. Available 24/7, the titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, incurring no late fees.
OverDrive supplies 15,000 public and school libraries worldwide and more than 11,000 in the U.S with ebooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. In addition to the Kindle, OverDrive provides support for Sony Reader and Barnes & Noble NOOK e-readers, as well as iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows mobile devices.