Posted: Oct 7, 2011 8:40 AM by Melanie Yuill
Updated: Oct 7, 2011 9:08 AM
You can now check out library books for free on your Amazon Kindle through the Butte-Silver Bow Public Library.
Library Director Lee Phillips says all you need is a library card to access about 2,500 books. You can download new releases, older titles, children's books, cookbooks and more. The Kindle is the newest device this service is offered on through the library, but you can get books on other e-readers including the Nook.
To check out e-books visit montanalibrary2go.org, choose the title you want and download. The book will be on your kindle or other e-reader for 14 days then it just disappears. It can be done all from home with no need to go to the library to check out or return books.
"The kindle gives people a little bit more flexibility, and I think for some people it might be the only way they might have a chance to get to the library to read is through the internet," Phillips said.
Phillips says if anyone needs help figuring out how to download books to their Kindle or other e-reader you can stop by the library and someone will show you how it all works.