Downloading Library eBooks on a Kindle
(for Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD, click here)
Devices: Kindle Reader (black & white)
Formats: Kindle ebook.
Required: Valid Library Card, Computer or Laptop, Amazon.com account
Additional Information: Kindle titles are transfered to the device over a wireless connection. In some instances, titles may have to be transfered over a USB connection. Installing Required Software: No software is neccesary to transfer title to a Kindle
Go to the http://downloads.live-brary.com website. Click on the link for your account.
Choose your library from the “[select library]” drop down list.
Enter your Library barcode or username.
You will then be able to see your account information.
Click on settings to change the length of time you can borrow material for.
The default for eBooks is 7 days, but most patrons prefer to set it to 14.
Click on the Live-brary logo to return to the main screen. Search for books using the search box at the top of the page, or browse by titles from the home screen. Click on the Advanced Search for further options.
Start by clicking “advanced search”.
Advanced search allows you access to a variety of search criteria which will help you narrow down your search to specific formats or genres. You can narrow the format to read “Kindle Book”.
Browsing, or even advanced searches can return multiple results. Kindle products can only download Kindle eBook formats. If you did not limit the format in an “advanced search” you can still do so by clicking “Kindle Book” on the left side of the screen under “format”.
If you click on an item that is unavailable, you will be given the option to “place a hold”.
Add the item. You will be asked to enter your email address. You will be notified by email when a copy is available for borrowing.
Once you have clicked on an available book, you will be given the option to “borrow” it.
By default the standard checkout time is 7 days, unless you have already modified it to 14 days in “my account” under “settings”.
You will be taken to your bookshelf.
Once in your “bookshelf” you will be able to download your title. Choose “Kindle Book”.
You will then be taken to the Amazon.com website. Sign in with your existing Amazon.com account.
Choose the specific device which to transfer your eBook.
*On older model Kindles, it is necessary to transfer a library eBook by USB cable. Some publishers also require their books to be done this way, even on newer models.
CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED TO TRANSFER VIA USB, otherwise proceed as follows.
You will receive an acknowledgment that the eBook has been transferred to your device.
Connect your device to a wireless network and follow the instructions on your Kindle to synchronize your device. The eBook will be immediately downloaded.
Returning Ebooks Early
Ebooks can be returned early by using “manage your Kindle” link in your Amazon.com account.
Click on the “Actions” button next to your title. All Library items will have the words “digital library” next to each entry.
Use the pull down menu to select an action.
Choose “Return this book” from the menu.
You will receive a confirmation screen. Click yes to continue.
The book will be removed from your Kindle and will also be removed from your account at Līve-brary.com.