According to Amazon, 11,000 libraries are participating in a new e-book loan program for Kindle. Library patrons can download copies of books to their e-readers. They can make notes and bookmarks on the book’s virtual pages.
Amazon notes on its website that the e-books will expire after a specified time. But after an e-book expires it can be checked out again—and the reader’s notes and bookmarks will still be intact.
Checking out digital media from libraries is nothing new: Many libraries have been using OverDrive for digital and audio downloads for a while now. But it is becoming more prevalent.