Your Kindle & OverDrive

Your Kindle & OverDrive
You can borrow Kindle books from our OverDrive site and, with the click of a button, have them delivered to your Kindle device or free reading app.

Follow the steps below and you’ll be reading free eBooks from the library in a few minutes.

Step One-Find a book to download

  • Go to Blue Ridge Download Consortium
  • Search or browse the collection to find an eBook you’d like to read.
  • Click ‘Borrow’.
  • Enter your library card number.
  • Click the ‘Download’ button next to the book’s cover.
  • Select Kindle Book.
  • Click on ‘Confirm & Download’.
  • You will be directed to Amazon.com to redeem your public library loan.
  • You may be required to login to your Amazon.com account (or create a new account) if you’re not already logged in.
  • Choose to read the book on your Kindle, free reading app, or Kindle Cloud Reader.
  • Click ‘Get Library Book’.

Step Two-Download your book

Kindle

Downloading library eBooks to your Kindle is similar to downloading a Kindle book purchased from Amazon.

  • For wireless delivery to your Kindle make sure it is connected to Wi-Fi.
    • It will not download via a 3G connection.
  • Wait a few seconds.
  • Your book will be downloaded to your Kindle and should appear at the top of your list of books.
    • You may have to go to‘Settings’ then ‘Sync & Check for Items’ for the book to download.
  • You’re ready to read!

Kindle Apps

Many mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) have free Kindle apps you can use to download and read Kindle books. Downloading a library eBook to these apps is outlined below:

  • Make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Open the Kindle app on your device.
  • Find the ‘Cloud’ option in the app.
  • Find the book in the alphabetical list.
  • Choose to download the book.
  • After a short wait the book will be available on the Home screen.
  • You are ready to read.

Step Three-Returning a library eBook

  • Log in to your Amazon account and navigate to ‘Manage Your Kindle’.
  • Find the book you would like to return in the list of books.
  • Move the cursor of your mouse over the ‘Actions’ button.
  • Choose ‘Return this book’ from the list of options.
  • Our OverDrive site is Blue Ridge Download Consortium

Need more help? Contact us at CFPL.

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