The Kindle Fire can now download eBooks and audiobooks wirelessly using the OverDrive Media Console app. Select Quick Start Guide: Smartphone/Tablet for this procedure.
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CHECKING OUT AN EBOOK
If you are using a Kindle Fire you can complete the following steps through the browser on your device or using a computer. If you are using an E-Ink Kindle (black and white screen) you must complete the checkout and transfer process using a computer.
You can search for and download eBooks at our Overdrive catalog. Clicking on one of the collection links to the left (under eBook Fiction or eBook Nonfiction) will allow you to browse through different genres. You can also search by title or author (Creator) and then limit your search to a specific format (in this case, Kindle books). Checking the “Only Available Copies” box ensures all the search results are currently available. By clicking on “Advanced Search” you get additional search options, including the ability to limit by format, subject and only copies available. This is a handy feature if you are wanting to load up your device quickly with available mysteries, romances or etc.
EBooks that are available for checkout say “Add to cart.” EBooks that are unavailable say “Place a hold.”
TRANSFERRING EBOOKS TO A KINDLE WIRELESSLY
Note: Library eBooks published by Penguin Group cannot be downloaded wirelessly to an E-Ink (black & white) Kindle. This is due to publisher policy. Please follow the instructions below for downloading and transferring them via USB. They can, however, be downloaded wirelessly to a Kindle Fire if you perform the above steps in your device's browser.
Note: If you are downloading a book to the Kindle app on a tablet or smartphone, it will appear in the archived items first. Go to your archive and tap on the book to complete the download.
TRANSFERRING EBOOKS TO A KINDLE VIA USB
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RETURN AN EBOOK
To return an item early, visit the "Manage Your Kindle" page in your Amazon account. Find the book you would like to return, click on the "Actions..." button and select "Return this book." To permanently delete the item from your Amazon account, follow the same procedure and select "Delete from library."
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