Library eBooks now available for Amazon®
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
Here is the process for checking out a library eBook for Kindle:
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.