Newport Beach Kindle users can now borrow about 1,000 different titles from the library from the comfort of their homes.
The Newport Beach Public Library last week added Amazon Kindle-compatible ebooks to its digital shelves.
Patrons can now download books straight to their Kindle, or any mobile device running the Kindle app, for up to two weeks, said Genesis Hansen, library reference and web services coordinator.
After the time period, which the user can select, the books become unreadable, she said.
"There's no late fees," she said. "It's great."
The option comes just in time for the announcement of Amazon's newest product — the Kindle Fire, a full-color tablet that lets users not just read books, but browse the web, stream movies and T.V. shows and play games.