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  • 1. How to use OverDrive with your Amazon Kindle -Walkthrough- John Robertson Warren Public Library Warren, MI March 2012
  • 2. Using OverDrive – Amazon Kindle• No special software needed. Most eBooks are delivered wirelessly via Wi-Fi to your device. – If no wireless connection is available, eBooks can be downloaded to a computer and transferred via USB to your Kindle – Kindle format eBooks from Penguin Publishing Group can only be transferred via USB to registered Kindle devices.• Must have account – Kindle or Kindle app must be registered with Amazon
  • 3. Using OverDrive: Amazon Kindle• Go to OverDrive site (
  • 4. Click Log In.
  • 5. Select Warren Public Library from the Library drop-down menu.Type in your Library card number.
  • 6. Click Login.
  • 7. You will be taken to the My Digital Account screen. Click Home.
  • 8. Use the Digital Media Search box to search for items you can check out. You can search by title or creator (author). For more search options, click Advanced Search.
  • 9. Before checking out or placing a Kindle Book on hold, note the differences between these two Kindle Books: The Ideal Man can not be transferred via WiFi. It must be transferred via USB, andcan only be transferred to anactual Kindle device, not to a device using a Kindle app. Good Girls Don’t can be transferred via WiFi,downloaded and transferredvia USB, and can be used bydevices with the Kindle app.
  • 10. If an item is not currently available to be checked out, it will have a “Placea Hold” button next to it. Click “Place a Hold” to put a hold on that item. Remember, click the “Place a Hold” button next to the item type that is used by your eReader. Kindles only use Kindle Books.
  • 11. From the My Digital Holds screen, enter your emailaddress and click “Place a Hold”. You will receive an emailwhen your hold is available.You will have 72 hours from when the email is sent to check out your hold.
  • 12. When you find an eBook that is available for checkout, it will have an “Available – Add toBookbag” button next to it. Click “Available – Add toBookbag ” to checkout and download the item.Remember, click “Available –Add to Bookbag” next to the item type that is used by your eReader. Kindles use Kindle Books.
  • 13. Click Proceed to Checkout.
  • 14. You can change the lending period for your eBook to either 14 or 7 days. This keeps tracks of how many checkouts you currently have and how many you have remaining. You can have up to 10 OverDrive items out at a time.To finalize checkout, click Confirm Check Out.
  • 15. Click Get for Kindle.
  • 16. The Amazon.comhome page will open in a newtab or window. Click GetLibrary Book.
  • 17. If not already logged in to, you will need to log in.Enter your email address and password and click Sign in.
  • 18. Select the registered Kindle or device with Kindle app that you wish to send the Kindle book to from the drop-down menu. Click Continue.
  • 19. Your eBook will be delivered wireless via Wi-Fi the next time your Kindle syncs. If you need to resend the eBook to your Kindle, click Mange Your Kindle.
  • 20. The Manage Your Kindle Screen lists books that you have purchased and/or checked out for your Kindle. Click Actions next to a title for additional options.
  • 21. To resend your Kindle Book, click Deliver to my… To return your Kindle Bookearly, click Return this book.