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Initial post: Nov 5, 2010 8:42:46 AM PDT
I live in the Pacific Northwest and my online library lends ebooks for other ereaders such as the nook. It does not allow downloads for the kindle. Is there a way to convert these books to make them work for the kindle?

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 8:49:36 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Not legally.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 8:58:42 AM PDT
bummer.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 8:40:14 PM PDT
D. Mitchell says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2011 8:51:28 PM PDT
@D. Mitchell: if you read through these forums, you'll know that Amazon is currently negotiating with Overdrive to be able to make Kindle versions of ebooks available from libraries in the USA.

What is illegal is stripping the DRM from library books and converting them for use on the Kindle. That is not Amazon's law - it is the law in most countries.

And please don't shout at us by using all uppercase. We are Kindle owners here, just like you are. We are not from Amazon.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 8:52:40 PM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
Wow, resurrecting a zombie thread to complain about the Kindle not having a feature that was announced months ago would be available before the end of the year. That was really productive.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 10:52:21 PM PST
gcherie2 says:
I live in the Houston, TX area, and the libraries here are allowing a limited quanity of ePub books to be downloaded for Kindle app through Overdrive. You have to go to Overdrive and designate which library you have a card to check out books for, and then overdrive connects you to that library, and lists the available books. If you go to your library web site, it should give you directions on how to use the site!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 11:31:35 PM PST
@gcherie2: What are you responding to posts that are over a year old? This is at least the 2nd one that you done. Please don't revive old posts, as they often contain incorrect information.
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