Downloading eBooks to your Kindle


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Downloading eBooks to your Kindle

  1. 1. Downloading eBooks to Kindle: (All devices except for the Kindle Fire) Using OverDrive with the Oak Bluffs Library
  2. 2. Visit the Oak Bluffs Public Library website, and click on the Download link.
  3. 3. You are now at the CLAMS OverDrive catalog. ( )
  4. 4. Sign in (using either the Sign In or Account buttons) before selecting titles to borrow. If this is your first time using the OverDrive site, you’ll want to set your lending periods before checking out books.
  5. 5. Sign in using your library card number (no spaces.) You will also need a PIN number to log in. If you don’t have a PIN number, set one up here.
  6. 6. This is your Account page. To adjust your loan periods, click Settings.
  7. 7. Select your lending periods, then click Done.
  8. 8. Click Menu, and browse the categories at the top of the screen. Or…
  9. 9. Enter a title or author in the Search box.
  10. 10. Available titles will have a dark gray icon in the top right corner, while unavailable titles will show up as light gray.
  11. 11. Select Only titles with copies available from the dropdown menu for items that are immediately available for check out.
  12. 12. In Advanced Search, you can limit your searches by many different options.
  13. 13. Click on a book cover to view more information about the title.
  14. 14. Always check to be sure the eBook you want is available in the correct format. *Please note: Under available format, if the book says USB only, there will be extra steps to get the eBook to your Kindle.
  15. 15. Select a book by clicking Borrow. If you see Place a Hold instead of Borrow, the title is checked out.
  16. 16. Click Read to read the title in your browser on your device.* *option available for many, but not all titles.
  17. 17. Or, to send the book to your Kindle, click the Download button. Select Kindle Book as your format, and click Confirm and Download to complete the process.
  18. 18. You will be directed to Amazon to complete the download process. If you aren’t logged in already, log in to the account associated with your Kindle.
  19. 19. Your eBook will be displayed. Select Get library book. *If your title had the red USB only note, please skip to Slide 22.
  20. 20. There will be a confirmation screen, explaining your eBook will be delivered to your Kindle the next time it connects to Wi-Fi.
  21. 21. Congratulations on a successful download! Enjoy your Kindle eBook. • The Library eBook should be at the top of your Kindle’s homepage. If it’s not at the top, then scroll down through the book listings. • If the title isn’t there, make sure the Kindle’s wireless is turned on. Select Sync & Check for Items, under the Menu option at the top right.
  22. 22. If the eBook says USB only, there will be a note below the title. Select Get library book. Notice the Deliver To option reads Transfer Via Computer.
  23. 23. Select Continue.
  24. 24. The Confirmation screen will appear. You should be asked to open/save the site.
  25. 25. The file will download. Usually, it will appear in your default location: on your Desktop or in the Downloads folder. You can also choose to save it directly to your Desktop, where it will be easier to locate for transfer to your Kindle. (You will get an error message if you try to open it, as it can only be opened by a Kindle.)
  26. 26. Using the USB cable, connect the Kindle to the computer. Open the Kindle drive on the computer (click Start, then My Computer, then Kindle.)
  27. 27. Click the saved book file on your computer, and then drag and drop it into your Kindle’s Documents folder.
  28. 28. Right-click on the Kindle drive to safely eject it from your computer. The eBook will appear on your Kindle!
  29. 29. Congratulations on successfully downloading an eBook! Enjoy your Kindle book!
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