Kindles in the Library

03 Jun

1. How are kindles being used in schools? from Melissa Engel-Unruh Librarian, Chambersburg Area Senior High School , used with permission ” I am a high school librarian with 30 Kindles in our collection. All of our Kindles are on the same account, which means that all of our Kindles have access to any ebook purchased. We purchase one ebook and download it to one Kindle and then can share that ebook to 5 other Kindles on the same account for free. The Kindles must all be on the same account in order to share.

You can “share” two ways.

One way is by being logged into your Amazon account on a computer. From the “Digital Content” category, select “Manage Your Kindle.” You will see a section towards the bottom of the page titled “Your Orders.” You will see listed there any ebooks that you have purchased with your account. Off to the right you will see the words “Deliver to…” Click on the drop down arrow and you will see Kindles from your account listed there. Select the Kindle to which you want to share the ebook, and it will be downloaded onto that Kindle in about 60 seconds for free.

OR, on your Kindle itself, hit the HOME button. Locate “Archived Items.” This will list all ebooks attached to your account. From there you can scroll through all of the books attached to your account, and you can select a book for download straight from there. It will be downloaded onto that Kindle in about 60 seconds for free.

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Posted by on June 3, 2010 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Kindles in the Library

  1. Penny Jones

    June 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Anne
    Thank you for this really useful information – there is so much new technology that this kind of sharing is great! It inspires one to step out and try it!

  2. Josie Walta

    July 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Anne
    We are purchasing some Kindles for our library and I’m wondering if you have an issue with students being able to purchase with the wireless facility. If so, what have you put in placeto prevent that happening?
    Josie Walta
    Head of Library
    Alphington Grammar School

    • Anne Weaver

      July 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      I am just wondering if anyone has checked if it is legal for school libraries to lend kindles and kindle digital content? I could not find the Australian License Agreement or Terms of Use, but have copied the following sections from the US Amazon site below.

      Schools are not usually considered to be “personal non-commercial use” and libraries are in the business of “distribut[ing] to third parties” which it states is not permitted.

      Just wondering,
      Use of Digital Content. Upon your payment of the applicable fees set by Amazon, Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use. Digital Content will be deemed licensed to you by Amazon under this Agreement unless otherwise expressly provided by Amazon.

      Restrictions. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Digital Content. In addition, you may not, and you will not encourage, assist or authorize any other person to, bypass, modify, defeat or circumvent security features that protect the Digital Content.


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