And it's oh, so easy! You log into your public library database, find the e-book page, and request the book of your choice. When it becomes available you receive an email informing you to log back on and "check it out". Then, you go back to the site and simply check out the book, the way you would if you were buying something online. It then forwards you to the Amazon page and Amazon will electronically send the book to your Kindle, wirelessly. And you have 21 days before it "expires" and disappears from your Kindle library.
The reason you sometimes have to wait for a title is because each library buys a certain amount of licences per book. So perhaps a popular book would have 10 licences. If all those licences are checked out, they form a wait list until one becomes available.
This is TOO COOL! Best part... you do it all from your home. You don't have to step foot into a library! I think I'm in love.
I checked out Before I Go To Sleep, which has been on my TBR pile for quite some time. I can't wait to e-peel through it.
You know how I know I'm a total nerd? This has just made my day... possibly my week.
Go check out your library and see if they offer this amazing service. Free e-books? YES PLEASE!!!