Kindle library lending

As mentioned previously, the strategic library review was approved by Cabinet on 29 March and is currently going through a second public consultation. As you can imagine, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about libraries recently, so I was particularly interested in this media release from Amazon.

The gist of the release is that later this year US Kindle users will be about to borrow e-books from 11,000 American libraries. If something similar were to happen in the UK, what would it mean for our libraries? Would it encourage library use? Would it boost literacy? What do you think?

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