With all the great new series out, I’ve been spending a majority of my time reading lately.
(Yes, I could read the actual books, but online books are so much easier!)
At $9.99 a pop for each new release, my habit was quickly becoming a little too expensive.
Then my mom told me about this great program in my area and thought it may be something useful to pass on to all of you!
How To Read For Free
You can check out books from your public library for your eReader!
I went to my local library’s website, registered my library card and connected it to my Kindle app.
From there, I can search all the ebooks or type in specific titles I’m looking for.
As you can see, the site shows you how many copies the library has, how many copies are available and how many people are on the waiting list.
Once you decide on a title, you can add yourself to the waiting list (or immediately check it out if you’re lucky enough that it’s in stock) and you get an email when it’s your turn. You go through the library’s online checkout process and it sends you to Amazon to download the title directly to your Kindle, or Kindle app for either 7 or 14 days.
The only problem I’m having right now is that a majority of the books I’m looking for have long waiting lists, but once it’s my turn the whole process works really well and I’m saving tons of money on books!
This also gives me a chance to read less popular titles while I wait for the new ones to become available!
Does your local public library have a system like this too?