A P A I N - F R E E G U I D E
Downloading eBooks to a
You will need:
A Waukegan Public
An Amazon.com account
A computer with internet
access OR a public PC
Open your computer’s browser and
Browse by genre or search by
keyword, title, or author name.
NOTE: A dark gray icon in the top right corner of a
book means there are copies available for download. A
light gray icon means all copies are in use.
Click on the cover of the book
you’d like to read, then click
Available formats are listed on the
right. Check for Kindle Book.
Enter your library card number
and click Sign In.
TIP: Check the box that reads Remember
my login information on this device to
store your library card number.
Click the Download button,
then choose Kindle Book.
Finally, click Confirm &
You will be automatically
redirected to Amazon.com.
Click Get library book.
If you are not already signed in
to your Amazon account, enter
your login information.
Choose the device on which you’d
like to read your eBook from the
If you have wireless internet at
home OR if you’re in the library:
turn on the Kindle, then sync it.
If you are at home and you DO NOT
have wireless internet, download the
eBook and plug in your device to
transfer via USB cable.
Note that some publishers
restrict eBook downloads so
that they cannot be delivered
wirelessly to a Kindle.
These titles may be transferred
to your Kindle via USB.
If you have checked out an
eBook from one of these
publishers, you’ll see a
warning like this:
To return a book early, log onto your
Amazon account and select Manage
Your Content and Devices from
the drop-down menu.
Click Actions, then Return this
You will have the
option to Renew an
eBook starting 3 days
before the due date.
This places an
advanced hold on the
title so that you may
check it out again
immediately after it
and Sign In with your library card
Click on Account to
view your bookshelf.
Eligible titles will
have a Renew
option below the due
Hint: A green arrow
means you can check the
book out again right away.
A gray arrow means
other patrons have a hold
on that title, but you can
still add your name to the
Enter and confirm
your email address,
then click Renew.
You will receive an
when the title is
available to check
out again. Click on
the email link to
borrow the book.
You may check out up to 6 eBooks per library card.
Because eBooks are returned automatically at the end of the loan
period, it is impossible to accrue overdue fines.
eBooks not owned by Waukegan Public Library cannot be
obtained through interlibrary loan. You may suggest an eBook
purchase on the library’s website, or speak with a librarian.
Only patrons with Waukegan Public Library cards may download
If the title you want is checked out, you may place a hold on it,
just like a physical library book.
eBooks have a limit of one renewal per title.
Enjoy your eBook!
If you have any questions, please contact us for a one-
on-one class on downloading eBooks.
Waukegan Public Library
847-623-2041 ext 238