Despite the controversy surrounding libraries lending Kindles to patrons, many are doing so. This is an excerpt from the post Libraries Lending Kindles from the Kindle 2 Review, Kindle DX Review, Books blog:
“…All these libraries, and the people in charge, deserve kudos for pushing the boundaries. This is based on just 1-2 hrs research so its just the tip of the iceberg –
- Mary White, Director of Howe Library in Hanover, NH – The Kindle Library Loaning Page. Lending out Kindles since Jan 14th, 2009.
- Sparta Public Library in Sparta, NJ have 2 Kindles for lending.
- LaCrosse Public Library lends out 1 Kindle.
- Rancho Mirage Public Library lends out Kindles, although its unclear whether its internally or patrons can take them home.
- Texas A&M University Libraries have 18 Kindles (add your name to the waiting list here) …
[15 Kindle lenders in list as of posting]
Does your library lend out a kindle? Do leave a comment so we can add your library to the list.
There is also a Facebook Group of organizations and libraries lending Kindles…”