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Topic # 88524 17-Aug-2011 16:09
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Do any libraries work with Kindles?

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  Reply # 508077 17-Aug-2011 16:35
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I know that our libraries in the South Wairarapa are signed up to a scheme for ebooks, but it has not yet been rolled out so I do not have much in the way of detail at this time.

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  Reply # 508204 17-Aug-2011 20:19
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Wellington library uses overdrive, which I know you can run on iPhone/Ipad, I'm not sure if it has kindle support though.

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  Reply # 508216 17-Aug-2011 20:44
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Overdrive claim Amazon support later this year. Whether this means that local libraries will would depend on likely demand.

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  Reply # 508218 17-Aug-2011 20:45
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Auckland uses overdrive. Here is hoping with the local kindle launch it all takes off.

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  Reply # 508611 18-Aug-2011 15:10
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It seems all the public libraries in NZ use overdrive and encrypted epubs.  And currently the kindle does not support these.

According to this blog post they will support it at some point in the future:

But according to the compatiability page, its only going to be the US to start with and no definate date:

It looks to me like all the libraries will have to offer encrypted epubs and encrypted .mobi for kindles, so it might even be a per library thing...

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  Reply # 508616 18-Aug-2011 15:13
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oh well, iPad for library books then.

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  Reply # 508653 18-Aug-2011 16:38
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or a kobo, sony ebook reader, anything running android (tablets or phones), or a barnes and noble nook 

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  Reply # 508902 19-Aug-2011 11:12
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Yeah, anything but the kindle.

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