Now available for OverDrive Library and School
Partners in the United States, Library eBooks for Kindle books. Getting Kindle books from
the library is quick and easy. Let’s walk through how to get library eBbooks for Kindle.
To begin, visit your US Library or School’s Virtual Branch website and browse or search
for a Kindle book. Most eBooks in the collection are compatible with Kindle. The best way to
search is with the Advanced Search feature. Click on the Advanced Search link from the
homepage of your Library’s Virtual Branch website. Select Kindle Book from the drop
down in the format field. Choose to Only show titles with copies available to limit your
search further. Then, click the Search button to run your search. From the search results
page you can click on any cover image to get additional details for that title. Click the
Add to cart link next to the Kindle Book. If the title comes in multiple formats, be
sure to select the correct version. From your cart, either choose Continue Browsing to search
for more eBbooks to check out or click Proceed to Checkout to complete the check out process.
Choosing Proceed to Checkout will prompt you to sign in with your library card number,
if you haven’t done so already. Enter in your library card number, without spaces,
and click Sign In. At checkout, choose your lending period length. This will vary depending
on your library. Click Confirm Check Out to complete the checkout process. Once checked
out, you’ll have the title will be available with a Get for Kindle button either from the
download page or from the bookshelf in your library account. Also, note the date the title
will expire to the right side of the title information. Click, Get for Kindle, which
will take you from your Library’s Virtual Branch website, to Amazon. The Amazon page
will highlight your checked out Kindle book and expiration date. Click the Get library
book button in the upper right corner. If you aren’t signed into your Amazon account,
you will be asked to enter your email address and password. If you don’t have an Amazon
account, you can create one from this page as well. Once logged in, you’ll be asked
to choose which Kindle device or Kindle reading application you’d like to deliver your library
book to. For instance, Your Kindle, PC or Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android device, BlackBerry,
or Windows Phone. Choose your Kindle device or reading application for delivery from the
drop down and click the Continue button. After selecting Continue, a message will display
that your library eBbook was delivered to the device you chose. You can also manage
your digital titles by accessing the Manage Your Kindle section in your Amazon account.
Your library eBbook will be available the next time your device syncs.
Amazon will email you when you have three
days left for the title, and also once your library eBbook has expired. Don’t forget
to head back to your US Library or School’s Virtual Branch website for more Kindle library
eBbooks to check out for your Kindle. Remember, there is a wide selection of titles to enjoy
that are compatible with hundreds of other devices.