Hi, I don't have a Kindle yet, but have been looking at them. I have tried one or two downloads to my PC just to see how the process works ... it seems that if you go on the Kindle Store and Manage Your Kindle (along the left side of the page), you can change the maximum cost for downloads (which you could do on all the handhelds and just keep the cost on your PC unit) ... at least it would seem so ... Then down further on the page .... Thanks, Krystal K Slivka, MLS Chief Medical Librarian [log in to unmask] Aultman Health Foundation Health Sciences Library Aultman Education Center, Rm C2-230 2600 Seventh St SW Canton, OH 44710 330-363-3833 -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of [log in to unmask] Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 4:40 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Circulating Kindles I've been considering doing a pilot project circulating kindles in my hospital library. I just had a rather confusing conversation with an Amazon representative, and I was wondering if someone who already loaned kindles could clarify things a bit for me. He said that Amazon doesn't have a problem with libraries lending kindles, but he wasn't very helpful about how that could be done most effectively. It sounds llike we could purchase up to 6 kindles, buy the titles we want once, place them on up to 6 kindles, and lend them out to library patrons. The difficulty comes with preventing patrons from downloading additional materials and charging them to our account. He says that if you deregister the kindle after loading the titles you want, the content will disappear whenever the kindle is in a wi-fi hot spot. It sounds like the most viable option would be to remove your credit card from the account once you had purchased the titles you want, although he says that sometimes charges go through accidentally. I gather that some libraries simply require kindle borrowers to attest in writing that they won't download any additional titles. Given the lack of enforcement mechanisms in my hospital, I wouldn't be very comfortable with that. Has anybody come up with a good solution for kindle lending? Thanks for your feedback. ============================== Carolyn Fishel, MLS Manager of Library Services Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 1425 South Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-295-4311, 925-295-4303 (fax) tie-line 8-485- [log in to unmask] [log in to unmask] ============================== "To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?" - Katherine Graham NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are prohibited from sharing, copying, or otherwise using or disclosing its contents. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately by reply e-mail and permanently delete this e-mail and any attachments without reading, forwarding or saving them. Thank you.