Portland Library offers Kindle books

A library in Mulnomah County (Portland, OR) said cardholders can now check out e-books on their Amazon Kindle or mobile devices, such as the iPhone, tablets such as the  iPad, and devices running Google Inc.’s Android operating system with the free Kindle app.

More than 10,000 titles are available and patrons will need both a library card and, of course, an Amazon account.

The length of the loan, the library says, depends on the format and the patron’s preference.