Using Library e-Books on Your Kindle

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Using Library e-Books on Your Kindle

  1. 1. Checking out Kindle eBooks from Lincoln City Libraries v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 1
  2. 2. eBooks for Kindle Most eBooks in Lincoln City Libraries’ OverDrive-powered collection are available to Kindle users. Kindle eBooks may be checked out and downloaded via Wi-Fi to Kindle e-readers or Kindle reading apps for mobile devices and desktop computers. Kindle eBook is the only compatible format for use with Kindle e-readers (digital audiobooks are not supported with Kindle). As of 9/12, over 3,200 titles are available in the Kindle format from Lincoln City Libraries digital collection. v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 2
  3. 3. Kindle e-reader model comparisonsAll current Kindle e-readers, except Kindle DX, arecapable of downloading e-books using Wi-Fi.All Kindle e-readers can download via USB cable if Wi-Fiis unavailable or wireless transfer is restricted by publisher.All Kindle e-readers, except Kindle Fire, require acomputer with tabbed browsing to complete checkout &download delivery options.Only Kindle Fire can browse, check out, and download allon the device. v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 3
  4. 4. Kindle reading appsDesktop / laptopKindle for Windows and MacMobileKindle app for Android, BlackBerry,iPhone / iPad / iPod touch, WindowsPhone Deliver Kindle Books from Lincoln City Libraries’ Digital Downloads site to a Kindle or Kindle reading app. Read Kindle Books. Sync last page read, bookmarks, and notes between your Kindle and free Kindle reading apps. Look-up words with built-in dictionary. v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 4
  5. 5. Digital Downloads link on LCL’s homepage Look for the Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks link on Lincoln City Libraries home page www.lincolnlibraries.org v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 5
  6. 6. Lincoln City Libraries’ Digital Downloads pageOn the Digital MediaHome page,search by keywordor browse eBooksby category v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 6
  7. 7. Use Advanced Search to narrow your results toavailable Kindle titles Click on Advanced Search and select: •Kindle Book (format) •Only show titles with copies available v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 7
  8. 8. Browse & add to eCartFormats will be displayed as a single record with combined formats. Look for Kindle Book format & click on Add to Cart v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 8
  9. 9. Check out Set lending period: 7, 14 or 21 days Click on Confirm Check Out v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 9
  10. 10. Get for Kindle Click on Get for Kindle to begin download process v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 10
  11. 11. Amazon’s site opens automatically On Amazon’s web page, click on Get library book v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 11
  12. 12. Sign into your Amazon account v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 12
  13. 13. Choose the Kindle device or application to which thee-book should be delivered Confirmation message v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 13
  14. 14. Transfer via USB Older Kindle models may only support transfer via USB. Publishers may limit Kindle delivery via USB transfer only. Connect your Kindle to your computer with the USB cable. Select Transfer via Computer as your delivery method. Copy the downloaded file to the documents folder of your Kindle and it will appear on your e-reader Home screen v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 14
  15. 15. Email notifications for lending period Cassie, Cassie, v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 15
  16. 16. Amazon’s Manage Your Kindle Click on Actions to return book early or choose other options v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 16
  17. 17. Kindle help on Amazon’s website Visit www.amazon.com/kindlesupport to find: •Model-specific instructions & tips •Troubleshooting •Support videos •FAQs •Other resources v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 17
  18. 18. Questions?Helpful links: Click on the Help tab on LCL’s Digital Downloads page. Refer to Amazon’s Kindle Support page. Visit LCL’s Digital Downloads – eBooks page. Direct customers to LCL’s Digital Downloads Support Request form. v.04022012 | © OverDrive, Inc. 2012 | Page 18
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