Check out and download Kindle books for your Kindle. Starting this week, titles previously available only on computer or other ereaders are now compatible with the popular Amazon Kindle device, free Kindle reading app, or Kindle Cloud Reader. Choose from the library’s collection of nearly 7,000 new and popular books.
How Do I get library books on my Kindle or free Kindle reading app?
- Visit the website of a U.S. library that offers digital services from OverDrive.
- Check out a Kindle book (library card required).
- Click on "Get for Kindle." You will then 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 device, free reading app, or Kindle Cloud Reader.
Instructions from Public Library Books for Kindle,
Do I have to own a Kindle to enjoy ebooks from Nashville Public Library?
- No. You can borrow Kindle books for your PC, Mac, or mobile device using free Kindle Apps. Borrow EPUB and PDF ebooks for your Kobo Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, or other ereader devices.
Are all library ebook titles available on Kindle?
- Most, but not all. Books not currently included in Amazon's Kindle store are not available now.
Can I download Kindle Books inside the public library?
- Yes. You can initiate the check-out on a library computer. Then, deliver the item to your device at Amazon.com. Connect your device to NPLWIRELESS. The item should be sent to your Kindle automatically.
Do I need to return books?
- Borrow on your Kindle device for up to three weeks with your library card. Books will be returned automatically after the checkout period has elapsed.
Can I return Kindle books early?
- Yes. On Kindle Store: Under ‘Your Kindle Library,’ use 'Actions': 'Return this book.'
What Kindle devices can I read public library books on?
- Read borrowed Kindle books on any generation Kindle device or all free Kindle apps, as well as in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
- Public library books require an active Wi-Fi connection for wireless delivery to a Kindle device.
Library books will not be delivered via your Kindle's 3G connection.
- If trying to send to a Kindle device and do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, you may load your library book via USB.
Will Kindle Book work my:
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Android phones/tablets?
- Yes. Check out books from the library’s Overdrive ebook collection, then links to send Kindle book to device.
My Nook, Sony, Kobo?
- No, not Kindle book. Borrow library's EPUB or PDF versions for these devices.
Can I borrow library books directly on iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without going through a PC?
- Yes, this should be feasible using your device's web browser and the Kindle App.
Why does it only let me check out Kindle book for 7 days?
- If you have set your default lending periods from 7 days to 21 days, this does not change your default lending period for Kindle (7 days). To change default lending period, go to Overdrive ACCOUNT -> LENDING PERIODS.
Why is the Kindle book different from the one I borrowed in Overdrive?
- In some cases, Overdrive may link book to a different edition of the book, if the edition requested is not in Kindle store. For example, the library owns some older travel books, but Kindle store only stocks the latest editions; thus you will read the newer edition instead.
What if I cannot get library Kindle Books to work?
- Librarians will be happy to assist you. Please call (615) 862-5800.