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Sanibel Public Library eBooks now available using Kindle

By Staff | Sep 27, 2011

Sanibel Public Library volunteer Arly Paulson, left, and staffer Betsy Eidem review procedures for downloading eBooks onto a Kindle eReader. The library provides downloadable eBooks and audiobooks through its eShelf service, and Kindle users are now able to download eBooks.

The Sanibel Public Library is excited to announce that its eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Patrons can now download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android and more.

The library, through its eShelf service, also offers eBooks and audiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook reader like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

Kindle users can browse the Sanibel Public Library’s collection of bestselling and classic eBooks from a PC or Mac computer, check out titles using a library card, and select “Get for Kindle” to deliver eBooks to their Kindle device or any device running the free Kindle app.

“The Library is seeing a high demand for eBooks, and we are happy to provide the extended eBook service to include Kindles,” said Margaret Mohundro, executive director.

To get started, visit the library’s website at www.sanlib.org.

The eShelf service for eBooks and audiobooks was launched in December 2010 and proved very popular from day one. The eShelf service is part of a library technology initiative funded by the Sanibel Public Library Foundation and the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva.