October 9, 2015

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library Passes 300,000 Titles

Amazon.com’s Q1 2013 earnings announcement released today points out that the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) now provides access to more than 300,000 titles.

KOLL launched in early November 2011 with an estimated 5,000 titles.  The library allows Kindle owners who subscribe to Amazon Prime to borrow as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates and with no extra charge. Included in the library are more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers and all seven Harry Potter books.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the number of books that can be borrowed each month increase to two or three at some point in the future.

An Amazon Prime membership also includes access to unlimited access to more than 38,000 movies and tv programs that can be streamed to a web browser, mobile devices as well as tv/web devices including a Roku.

You can review Q1 2013 earnings and review more about what Amazon has to say about the quarter in this news release.


Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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