November 2013

Support Resources (Ebooks) · New User’s Guide for Kindle Books

What You Get:

Free access to thousands of ebooks that can be read on your Kindle or with the Kindle app.

What You Need:

What you do:

Step 1: Select the Downloadables Collection link from the eBooks and Audiobooks webpage. (Downloadable titles are also available in our catalog.)

Step 2: Browse for titles using the menu at the top of the page, the rotating slideshows, or use the search box at the top of the page. You can also use “Advanced Search” to limit your search to specific file formats, subjects, or to only show titles with copies available.


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Check for the book icon in the top right corner of the cover image. If a title isn’t available for checkout, the icon will be greyed out, and you'll need to place a hold on the book (you’ll be notified by email when the title is ready to be downloaded).


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Step 3: Once you find an ebook you’d like to download, doublecheck the format to make sure it's a "Kindle Book." Click the “Borrow” button, enter your library card number, then select the "Go to Bookshelf" button.


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Step 4: To complete the checkout process, select "Kindle book".


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This will take you to Amazon's website. Select the "Get library book" button. If you aren't already logged into your Amazon account, you'll be asked to log in now. Choose the device you want the book delivered to, then click "continue." That's it!


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Please note: You need an active Wi-Fi connection to deliver books wirelessly to your Kindle or Kindle app. Library books will not be delivered via your device’s 3G connection. It is also possible to download the book to your computer, then transfer it to the Kindle via USB.

Questions?

  • Visit Amazon's website for additional information about working with Kindle library books or select the “Help” link in the upper right-hand corner of the Downloadables homepage.
  • Email technical support.
  • Contact the Virtual Information Center by phone: 513-369-6900.