Downloading eBooks

Downloading eBooks to your Kindle

  • Register your Kindle device with Amazon. You must have an Amazon account in order to check out free, library books from KPL. Log into your Amazon account.
  • Go to: www.kpl.gov
  • Under the Popular links, click on eBooks
  • Click Search eBooks. You will be transferred to the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services web site. KPL is a member of this consortium
  • Click “Sign-In” and enter your home library (Kalamazoo Public Library) and library card number
  • Locate eBooks that are available in Kindle format. If the title is checked out, place a Hold on the book.
  • Once you’ve located a book of interest and made sure that it is available, click on the book cover. You will find important format information as well as the place Hold feature if the book is checked out
  • To checkout, click the Borrow button
  • Click the Go to bookshelf button
  • Click the Get for Kindle button
  • Make sure to select the correct format (Kindle) and click the “Confirm” button
  • You will be transferred to Amazon.com’s site where you are already signed in
  • Once signed in, use the dropdown menu to select where you want the book delivered to and then click Get Library Book
  • Click Download Now
  • You will be asked to either Open or Save the book file. Save the book to your computer’s desktop
  • Plug in your Kindle device. Open the folder on your Kindle called “Documents
  • Locate the book file on your desktop and copy and paste (or drag) the file into the Documents folder
  • Safely eject your Kindle device
  • The book should appear on your device’s Home page
  • To return your book early, go to your Manage Your Kindle page, locate the book and use the far right-hand dropdown menu (Actions) and select Return Library Book