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Borrowing Kindle Books from your library
Thank you! Did you know you can check out library books both eBooks and audio books right onto your Kindle Fire?
Downloading free Kindle Fire books from your library is super easy to do. The above is a picture of my Kindle Fire with J.
Rowling's famous book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," which I checked out for free from my local library! Book cover image Copyright Scholastic.
This tutorial is for Kindle Fire lovers all around the worldnot just in the US! There are thousands of libraries worldwide that have free eBooks and eAudio books.
Many can be borrowed right from your Kindle Fire. So read on! With over 22, libraries and schools worldwide using OverDrive one of the most popular ways to distribute eBooks and audiobooks chances are your local library has free books just waiting for you to find them! All you need is a library card with an online account to a local library or school that has eBooks, eAudio, and even eVideo. If you don't already know which local library you belong to, or if you do but don't know if your library or school has free ebooks, just do a search for your library on OverDrive.
If you're outside the US, use the map on the search page and select your geographic area before you enter your location. Once you've located your library you will need to sign up for a card if you don't already have one. You might also need proof of your address so bring a copy of your latest utility bill or other recent postmarked mail showing your current address.
While you are there, make sure you talk with your librarian about using your card to access their website and check out eBooks. They will tell you what you need to do to sign up, create a pin or password if applicableand any other pertinent information specific to their library.
If you have problems accessing your online account please contact your local library. Once you have an active library card with an online account, you're ready to continue on! OverDrive has an app you can use on your tablet, which I'll show you how to use in a separate tutorial on listening to library audio books on your Kindle Fire.
So you won't miss it. Either way, you'll want to bookmark the page once you've found it, which will look something like this:. Find the search field and enter the title of a book, an author, or a subject you are interested in.
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Feel free to browse through your library's list of eBooks if you're not sure what you want to search for. For this tutorial I'll be searching for the Harry Potter books by J. Depending on what eBooks your library has available and how they have their website setup your search results may look something like this:.
International users who don't have access to Amazon's Kindle eBooks, won't see a Kindle option. However, you'll be able to borrow books in the other formats, such as PDF. When you're done here, you can follow my library OverDrive app tutorialwhich should let you borrow other eBooks and audiobooks, so keep reading! Feel free to browse and borrow PDF eBooks, but for this part of the tutorial we are focusing on the Kindle version of eBooks.
If your page doesn't have any filter options then your library is probably using an older version of OverDrive; just skip this step. The Kindle Fire "Books" section cannot read ePub books.
Q. How do I borrow Kindle books using OverDrive?
However, the OverDrive app which I show how to use in my library audiobook tutorial will let you read ePub books right on your Kindle Fire. So you'll have access to those too! This lets you see details for each book, including how many copies your library has, how many are currently available, and how many people have placed the book on hold, as shown in the picture below:. Be sure to notice how the button on the right says "Place a Hold" for eBooks that are all checked out, or "Borrow" for books that have at least one copy that's available now.
Also, the book icon at the top right of each cover image is dark when there's a copy available, but it's gray when they're all checked out.
When you've found an available book you want to read, select "Borrow".
You will be asked to sign in with your library card number:. You should see a screen similar to the following. If you don't, please see my Important Note below. If your library's OverDrive page is different, it might be on the older system my local library is so it will probably look more like the following:.
Add it to your cart, find the "Proceed to Checkout" option, then "Confirm Checkout", and then finally "Get for Kindle". That should then take you to the same Amazon pages below. Make sure to select which device if you have more than one Kindle Fire on your account in the "Deliver to" option before you select "Get library book". If you miss this step, or want to read the book on multiple tablets, you can download the book from the cloud on any Kindle Fire registered to the same account.
If you're not already signed in, go ahead and login. Make sure to login with the account with the registered Kindle Fire you want to read your library book on. You'll see the following screen but you won't need to use the "Download now" button for most Kindle books from Amazon:.
If you're impatient like me or don't see your book show up in a few minutes, slide down the top menu on your Kindle Fire and tap "Sync":.
You might have to wait a minute or two, but it should show up in your Books and Carousel:.
How to check out library e-books on your Kindle Fire
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How to Borrow eBooks from the Library on your Kindle and Fire Tablet
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