Kindle Help Instructions

   

Help for OverDrive & eBooks.

Free Training: Computer classes,
Facebook & eBook devices.


Kindle Help Guides:
Downloading OverDrive Titles
from a PC (Windows 7)
to the Kindle via USB


eReader Shopping Guide

 

Library eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle

OverDrive is pleased to announce that Amazon® Kindle compatibility with your public library eBook collection is here. This update, which is included at no additional cost to OverDrive partner libraries, allows most existing eBooks in your library’s collection to be read on all Kindle devices or by using free Kindle apps for iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and other mobile devices.

Here is the process for checking out a library eBook for Kindle:

Visit your library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website

Browse and check out a Kindle book.

Click the ‘Get for Kindle’ button. This opens the Amazon.com website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon.com account if you are not already logged in.

Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the ‘Get library book’ button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB.

An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, read Amazon’s instructions for transferring files via USB.

Kindle compatibility with library eBooks also takes full advantage of Amazon’s Whispersync technology. If you check out the eBook again at a later date or choose to purchase the eBook from the Kindle Store, all of your notes, bookmarks and highlights will be preserved. The last page read will also be synced between your Kindle and free Kindle reading apps.