Downloading eBooks

Downloading an eBook to a Kindle Fire

  • Important Note: You will need access to a wireless connection as the transfer of eBooks will not work using 3G. Be sure that your Kindle Fire is registered with Amazon and that you have a current Amazon account (username and password)
  • Using your Kindle Fire’s web browser, go to www.kpl.gov
  • Under the Popular links, tap eBooks
  • Tap Search eBooks. You will be taken to the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services/Overdrive catalog
  • Tap Sign-In and then enter Kalamazoo Public Library and then your library card account number
  • Once you’ve located a book of interest and made sure that it is available, tap on the book cover. You will find important format information as well as the place Hold feature if the book is currently checked out
  • To checkout, tap the Borrow button
  • Tap the Go to bookshelf button
  • Tap the Get for Kindle button
  • Make sure to select the correct format (Kindle) and tap the Confirm button
  • You will be transferred to Amazon.com’s site. Log in to your account if you have not done so
  • Look for the Deliver to menu, select your Kindle Fire and click Get Library Book
  • Tap Download Now
  • On your Kindle Fire, tap on Books (if you don’t see the book continue with the instructions below)
  • On your Kindle Fire, click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, then click Sync
  • Tap the book cover to open the book and begin reading
  • Go to the Manage Your Kindle section of Amazon’s web site to return books early and delete them from your Kindle library. Use the Actions menu