Kindle and Its Possible Future at Fulmer Library

The Sheridan County Fulmer Library may be home to the Kindle library someday soon.
The Sheridan County Fulmer Library may be home to the Kindle library someday soon.

The Kindle has certainly changed the way many of us read our favorite books these days. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter takes a look at if the Kindle library will find it's way to the Sheridan County Fulmer Library.

Amazon introduced its main Kindle line in 2007 and has made various upgrades to the device since that time. Some libraries have started carrying the Kindle library so that users can download content while at their local library. Sheridan County Fulmer Library Executive Director Cameron Duff says that getting the product locally isn't as simple as it may seem as Amazon has partnered with a company called Overdrive.

Duff said that there is a $5,000 annual charge to have access to the Overdrive service and that the library has to purchase all of the titles to have available for download. Duff went on to say that the Wyoming State Library is currently in negotiations with 3M that has a different platform that is a bit more inclusive to the various devices.

He said that if a deal is reached between the State Library and 3M, it would probably be another six months before Kindle users would be able to download content as a deal would still need to be reached between 3M and Amazon.

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