News Release

For immediate release - February 16, 2012

Changes in downloading Penguin eBooks to Kindle

Starting February 10, 2012, Penguin no longer offered additional copies of eBooks and download audiobooks for library purchase.

Additionally, Penguin eBooks loaned for reading on Kindle devices will need to be downloaded to a computer then transferred to the device over USB.  For library patrons, this means Penguin eBooks will no longer be available for over-the-air delivery to Kindle devices or to Kindle apps.

Our vendor, Overdrive Media, is continuing to talk to Penguin about their future plans for eBook and digital audiobook availability for library lending.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We know that several readers have been waiting for their Kindle book to become available for weeks. If you are a Kindle app only user and have a title on hold, please contact us with your library card number and the title of the book you have on hold, by emailing   For the time being we recommned that you select either ePub or PDF format.   We are working with Overdrive to find a solution to this problem.


Media contact:
Charlene P. Smith
Assistant Library Services Division Manager

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