Kindle eBook Download Instructions

Enjoy Library eBooks on Kindle devices and free Kindle apps

PDF Version of Kindle eBook Download Instructions (Use to Print)

  1. Browse
    • Browse the “New eBooks” collection
    • Browse the “eBook fiction” collection
    • Browse the “eBook non-fiction” collection
  2. Sign in
    • Enter your library card number
  3. Select
    • Select “Kindle Book”
    • Add to Bookbag
      OR
    • Place a Hold (you will receive an email when the book is available for you)
  4. Checkout
    • Go to your “Digital Account”
    • Click  “Bookbag”
    • Click “Proceed to checkout”
    • Select the lending period you prefer (7, 14 or 21 days)
    • Click “Confirm checkout”
    • Click “Get for Kindle”
    • This will bring you to Amazon.com
  5. Amazon
    • Click “Get Library Book”
    • Sign in to your account if you are not already
    • Create an account by entering your email address, and select “No, I am a new customer”
    • The book will be now delivered to your Kindle or Kindle app (if you don’t see it, look under Archived Items, select your title to start the download)
  6. Download and Transfer
    • Some Kindle readers and some Kindle eBooks require you to manually transfer the title to your computer via USB.  Also if you do NOT have WiFi enabled on your Kindle, you will be prompted to download and save the item
    • Click “Download”
    • Save to a location where you can easily retrieve it, i.e. Desktop or Downloads folder
    • Connect your Kindle to the computer, and the Kindle will show up as new hardware – an external drive
    • Drag the book from the saved location to the Kindle drive and drop in the folder labeled “documents”
    • Eject your Kindle and view the eBook on your device!
  7. Return and Delete
    Note:You do NOT have to return a book.  When the lending period is over the eBook will automatically be returned.  However, the title will stay on your device and in your Amazon account and show that the loan has expired.  But for many reasons, you may want to return your eBook before the lending period is over.  To do so, follow these simple steps:

    • Go to Amazon.com
    • Click “Your Digital Items” (top right)
    • Under KINDLE, click “Manage your Kindle”
    • Enter your email and password
    • Find the title to return and/or delete and move your mouse over the “Actions” button associated to the title
    • Click “Return this book” and then “Yes”
    • To delete the title from your list, move your mouse over the “Actions” button once more
    • Click “Delete from library” and then “Yes”

Help
Need additional help? Try “My Help” from the OverDrive website http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com

YouTube Video Tutorials

To view other video tutorials:

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com
  2. Enter keywords for your device in the “Search” box: eBooks, and select the video that corresponds to your device (ex.: “eBooks”and “Kindle”)