I have already shared the website www.archive.org which allows you to borrow for up to 14 days books from their digital library. They can be viewed on your browser, and unfortunately unless you live in the US, cannot be downloaded to your Kindle. I think usually it works like your lending library, with a limited number of each book, but so that more people can read while restricted to their homes, it seems that now there are no waiting lists. You can borrow books just by registering on the site.
I have already used it to read Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile and am reading Jo Nesbo's Police. I think @verom_gonzalez
has also used it to read this book.
I received this email from them this morning:
"During this unprecedented time in history, access to printed books is becoming difficult or impossible. COVID-19 is forcing students, educators, and everyday readers to rely on digital books more than ever before. That’s why the Internet Archive has temporarily suspended all waitlists, allowing you to immediately check out any of the 1.4 million books currently in our lending library. Until June 30th or the end of the US national emergency (whichever comes later), every borrowable book will be immediately accessible by anyone—creating, in effect, a National Emergency Library.
As of March 19th, almost a billion students around the world have been affected by school closures, obstructing their access to educational materials. Thousands of community and academic libraries have been forced to close their physical locations as well, further complicating the lives of readers. We hope that this new policy will provide everybody with the resources to keep reading—whether you need classic literature, science textbooks, genre fiction, or even just bedtime story material. We have also doubled the number of books you can check out at a time from 5 to 10, so borrow away!
Why don't you tell us about any books you have read using this resource? This is a wonderful way to access books for free that otherwise you might not be able to access easily. Browsing I have been able to see they have many books I want to read that are otherwise out of print and expensive to buy.
What a treasure trove!
Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Other projects include the Wayback Machine, archive.org and archive-it.org