Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Kindle library loans
Posted by Letters editor
E-books would save students money
I am a junior at Western Washington University. As we all know, books are a large part of university education. Taking the issue of budget cuts and cost of education on the rise in consideration, the Kindle library lending system would be a great way to help all readers. [“Many sequels to Kindle, libraries deal,” Business, Sept. 26.]
The King County Library System estimated “10 to 20 percent of its 900,000 cardholders have e-reader devices.” It’s a great way to save money. E-books cost anywhere from free to $15, some may be more expensive but that is the common price.
When we look at college textbooks, their costs skyrocket. For instance, this fall I spent nearly $200 on three textbooks. If all three books were available as e-books, I could have saved up to $100, which adds up for a college student.
I urge the public to make the transition from physical books to e-reading devices. This will help our pockets and the environment.
— Amandeep S. Khattra, Renton
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