... when we can just pay Amazon directly instead?
At least, that's what I anticipate will be the reaction.
Of course, Amazon has a ready-made population of e-book enthusiasts who are using kindles. And public libraries do lend e-books, but not all of their patrons know about them or use them.
But all hail Amazon. A lending library, what an original idea.
Sorry if this sounds snarky; it's getting toward the end of the week here.
(Full disclosure: I'm a big fan of Amazon & use it a lot, although I don't have a kindle.)