To download your Kindle book to your device you’ll go through the Amazon.com website…Amazon.com’s mobile website does not have the full range of options needed for the check-out process.
If someone else is logged in to Amazon.com already you’ll see their Kindle and Apps listed under “Get library book”. At the top of the Amazon.com screen there will be a link letting you log that person off. You’ll be prompted to log yourself in. You may need to return to the OverDrive Download screen and click the “Get for Kindle” button again.
How to Check Out Books for your Kindle
How to check-out eBooks for
Navy MWR ELibrary:
You will need…
• A PC, Mac, or tablet – i.e. something with a non-
• Navy OverDrive Borrower’s Account – need one?
Here’s how to sign-up.
• Kindle or Kindle App
• Amazon.com Account Information attached to
your Kindle or Kindle App
• WiFi connection or USB cord
Login to OverDrive
You can access the Navy’s OverDrive Library through Navy Knowledge Online
(Reference E-Library – Audio & Ebooks).
Or go directly to http://navy.lib.overdrive.com .
Login to your Borrower’s Account
Click the “Existing Downloadable Users” box to sign-in with your OverDrive log-in
credentials (email and password).
Still need an OverDrive account? Follow the new user information on the
OverDrive Login screen or view our tutorial.
On the “My Account” page. You can set your preferences, access
your checked out books, and more.
Every OverDrive screen will offer access to the Browse Menus,
and display the search boxes at the top right.
Our demo begins by clicking “Menu” to cascade our browse
options and then selecting “Business & Finance” from the eBook
Browsing for Books
Selecting a subject will give you a list of all the
ebooks we own that fall within that subject. In this
case there are 1433 Business & Finance titles.
You can use the tools at the left of the list to sort your
results (in this case they are sorted by the date added
to our collection), search within your results (let’s try
books about money), or even limit your results to
books that are currently available for checkout. Then
we’ll ensure the books are formatted for our Kindle.
We get 65 titles with our new search
filters: “money”, Kindle Books,
Hover your mouse over a title to
borrow, read a sample, save it to a list
by clicking on the bookmark, share it to
your social media.
To see more information click the
“more” icon or the title below the cover
From the title details screen you’ll see information about the book:
available formats, subject, and how many copies. Scrolling down you’ll see
book recommendations, a synopsis of the book, and any information about
the book’s file size and digital rights.
You can also check out the book by clicking “Borrow”. The default loan
period for Navy library customers is 10 days but we can change that with
the link provided or update it permanently in our account settings.
Checking Out a Book…
Your checked out book will appear on your bookshelf.
The “My Account” information will list the number of remaining checkouts. Each Navy
user can have 10 items checked out at a time.
You can return the title to the library, or select download and then confirm the file
type you’d like to download, in this case we need the Kindle Book.
Get for Kindle…
After we confirm checkout we’ll be taken to Amazon.com. You can sign in to your
account, or click “Get library book” to proceed.
You’ll see your loan’s expiration date and also have the option to return the title.
Get for Kindle…
Amazon.com will need you to log-in so it
knows where to send your Kindle Book.
Make sure you use the Amazon.com
account information associated with your
Kindle or Kindle App.
Get for Kindle…
After log-in, Amazon.com will give you the option to transfer to any of your registered Kindles, or
devices with Kindle App. These are wireless transfer options.
If there’s no WiFi available at check-out we can still use these options. We’ll just wait to “Sync”
the device when WiFi is next available.
You may also connect the Kindle to your personal computer with a USB cord and select “Transfer
After selecting a device, and hitting continue, you’ll be taken to a confirmation screen. You
may now “Sync” your device or App to acquire your library book wirelessly.
You’ll see information on downloading the library book to any of your other registered Kindle
devices or Apps.
And there’s still the option to “Download now” for the USB Transfer if you don’t have WiFi.
Returning a book…
All audiobooks and eBooks will automatically expire
at the end of their loan period, the NGLP does not
charge ANY overdue fines for digital content.
If you want to return a Kindle book log-in to your
Amazon.com account and click “Manage Your
Your Kindle books will be listed. The borrowed ones
will have an orange “borrowed” next to them.
Click the “Actions…” menu next to the book you
want to return. Then select “Return this book”.
• Check out http://help.overdrive.com for the latest how-tos, and trouble
• Or fill out the Support Request Form, your library card equivalent is your
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