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Get Your Kindle Books from the Library!

Posted on 9/22/2011 by Mara Lynn Newman

Get Your Kindle Books from the Library!

Kindle Owners: The time has finally come! Your ereaders are compatible with free downloadable ebooks from the Library!

Learn about downloadable ebooks from our Downloadable Media webpage. You’ll find out how this FREE service works and you can view or print out directions. Click on North Carolina Digital Library (NCDL), where 20 library systems in our state have jointly built a great collection of ebooks, audiobooks, music and videos for us to enjoy.

Get started on your home computer by finding My Help on the NCDL home page, select Read eBooks, and follow the steps for your Kindle. (No additional software is needed.) Once you check out with your library card number, Amazon’s website opens for you to log in. If you have purchased a Kindle book, then you will be familiar with the download process already! The difference is that your borrowed library ebooks will expire in 14 days, and you have an “Actions” option to return them early through “Manage Your Kindle.” Our EPUB-format ebooks will also work with your smart device’s Kindle app or the Kindle cloud reader. When your Kindle next connects with wi-fi, your borrowed library ebook will be downloaded!

Play this video from OverDrive to see how to download a library ebook to your Kindle!

To sign up for a workshop about our downloadable titles, visit the Computer Training Bridge’s Computer Skill Building page. Scroll to Downloading Media--Exploring Your Virtual Library to see available dates. Click one and sign up! You can also call 703-3079.

For more information, send a message through Ask Your Librarian or call 703-3050 or 703-3007.