Did you receive a Kindle or Nook for Christmas? Now you need something to read, and it’s tempting to drop a small fortune on Amazon loading up on literature. Save some money by taking advantage of eBook lending programs through your local library!
eBooks can be borrowed for a lending period of several weeks, and you’ll need a library card to check them out.
Lists of titles available:
Here is how the process works to borrow a book for your Kindle through the Henrico County Library:
There is not nearly the selection that one can enjoy with print books, but more will be added all the time.
Tip: You don’t need to have an e-reader device to read eBooks. Many are available in general eBook formats, such as Adobe PDF which you can read by installing Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
I’m just starting to learn my way around eBooks. I know there are websites that list free eBooks available – do you have a site you use? What about tips for saving money on eBooks?
I’ve added a number of free titles to my Kindle as bloggers post about books that Amazon offers free for a limited time. Also, every day, Amazon offers a Kindle Daily Deal at a big discount – you can sign up here to be notified what the deal of the day is.