What the Kindle Owners’ Loaning Library Means for Students
Kindles are freaking awesome. They’re tiny little things that can carry all of my favorite books in one place. It’s the perfect gadget for a total bookworm like me. And Amazon has just made owning a Kindle way more awesome by launching the Kindle Owners’ Library. This new program allows owners of Kindles who also have an Amazon Prime account to borrow ebooks from Amazon for free. Only one title can be borrowed at a time, and Amazon has a list of books that you can choose from. This list is rather extensive though, boasting over 5000 titles.
This is a pretty awesome deal if you ask me. If you already have an Amazon Prime account, you’re golden. If you don’t, here’s an additional incentive to get one. Money may be tight for students but for those of us who are constantly spending our pay checks on Amazon, whether for books or other entertainment items, Amazon Prime is worth it because of the free two day shipping and unlimited streaming of 10,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime is $79/year, which is about $6.50 a month.
This deal is great for students because you can borrow books you need for class and store them on your Kindle without having to purchase them. It’s especially good if you only need the book for a few weeks for a paper you’re writing since you can only check out one book at a time. Also, it’s just awesome for college bookworms who read to combat the stress of school. Sure, it would be better if the library of books was bigger to ensure that you are able to check out the book that you want, and it would be even better if you could check out one book at a time. But I think Amazon is off to a great start with the Kindle Owners’ Loaning Library.