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December 10, 2016

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E-books & Downloads : Kindle

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OverDrive ebook issues

Some patrons report seeing incorrect ebook holds and checkouts. Please log out and back in to clear. If you are consistently seeing incorrect ebook entries please report to Ask a Librarian. We are working with OverDrive to resolve this issue.
 

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Kindle

Variety of KindlesKindle users have access to online e-books.

 

OverDrive E-book Collection

 

Read this overview to get started:


Kindle Instructionspdf

E-book format: Kindle

  1. Log into your library account
  2. Find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  3. Click on the Download button and choose the Kindle format
  4. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in to the Amazon account associated with your Kindle
  5. The e-book will sync with your Kindle (or Kindle app) via WiFi

NOTE: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com account

 

Kindle Fire Instructionspdf

E-book formats: Kindle & EPUB

  1. Download the OverDrive app to your Kindle Fire opens in a new window
  2. Authorize the OverDrive app with an OverDrive accountopens in a new window
  3. Add "The Seattle Public Library" to My Libraries
  4. Using the OverDrive app, log into your library account, find an e-book you want and check it out
    (You may need to place a hold on popular items)
  5. Tap on the Download button and choose the Kindle format if available
    (Note: if a Kindle format is not available, use the EPUB format with the OverDrive app)
  6. You'll be sent to Amazon.com. Log in to the Amazon account associated with your Kindle
  7. The e-book will sync with your Kindle Fire via WiFi

NOTE: Return your e-book early from your Amazon.com account

 

  

OverDrive - more details:

  • May require placing a hold
  • Check out up to 25 items
  • Keep items for up to 3 weeks: can return early
  • No overdue fines

 

Browse the OverDrive collection

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Need help with an OverDrive e-book?