Borrow a Kindle Book with a Kindle Fire
You Will Need:
Library Card Number
Connection to internet
Amazon login and password
Ensure you are connected to wifi.
If you are in the Lewis and Clark Library, connect to
If this does not automatically appear, you can find it by
touching the wifi symbol.
Click on the web link on the side or top panel of your device.
This will depend on the type of Kindle Fire you have.
Touch the box on the top of your browser where the URL is displayed.
When you do this, your keyboard should come up.
Type montanalibrary2go.org and press go.
Look at the upper right side of the page. You will see a link to sign in.
Touch sign in and you will see a drop down menu to select your library.
Select Lewis and Clark Library.
Type in your library card number.
You will need the whole number 2115900#######.
If there are no problems with the card you will be
directed to the main screen.
If you run into trouble here, please do not hesitate
to contact us.
Use Advanced Search Options
In the upper right corner, you will see a link to Advanced Search.
Touch Advanced Search.
Explore the drop down menu.
Notice the section all formats.
Touch the arrow to see the available formats.
Select Kindle Book.
You can limit your options to selections that are available by checking
the box for only titles with copies available.
If you select this option, you will find something that is available now
but you will not be able to see the unavailable items to place holds on.
This time, only books available for Kindles are displayed.
You will see grey or black book icons in each corner of the selections.
Placing Holds and Borrowing Books
Click a grey selection. You will be directed to a screen where you may
Place a Hold.
Enter and confirm the e-mail address where you would like to be notified if the
book becomes available to you.
Click a black book selection.
You will be directed to a screen where you can Borrow the book.
You will be directed to a screen where you can choose what to do with the book.
Your options are:
You will need wifi to read it in your browser.
To read it in your browser, tap the READ button. It will open with a tutorial that
should show you how to access the book and you can start reading.
Remember, if you want access to the book in the car or in a bar or on the beach or
within reach of anyplace without an internet connection, you will want to
download it to your device. The following slides will explain how to do this.
To download the book onto your Kindle Fire, touch Download.
Tick the box that says Kindle Book.
Touch Confirm and Download.
You will be routed to Amazon.com for the rest of this exercise.
At this point you will have been rerouted to the Amazon web page.
On the right hand side you will see
Type in your Amazon username and password.
Now you will see another drop down menu.
If you have more than one device with Amazon, you can choose the
Kindle eReader you want to use.
You will get a message:
Thanks, Snazzypants! Your digital library book, Explosive
Eighteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel, will be delivered the next
time Snazzypants's Kindle syncs. If you would like to manage
your digital titles, go to Manage Your Kindle.
Find the home icon (picture of the house) at the bottom of your
Touch this icon to view the home screen of your Kindle Fire.
If you do not see the new material, you will need to sync your
You will find the sync icon in the same location as your wifi icon,
either on the top or the side bar depending on the device.
Touch this icon and your kindle fire will sync.
Touch the home icon at the bottom of the screen.
On your home page the material should be loading
Touch it to open it.
Swipe to the left to progress through the book.
Return the book
To return an item early, return to Amazon.com with your username and password.
Next to this greeting is a drop down arrow. Touch this to see a list of options.
One of these options is Manage your Kindle. Touch this option.
The manage your kindle page has a list of borrowed and/or purchased
Click on the item you would like to return to select it.
You should see some options come up above your collection
of books. Click on More actions
Select Return this book to return it.