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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

eBook Central: eBooks for your Kindle

Overdrive First Step


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Using Overdrive with your Kindle is easy!

Click on My Help to get started.

Overdrive/Kindle News!!!

Penguin Titles can no longer be transferred wirelessly to Kindles.

Penguin Press, publisher of popular fiction titles, has stopped wireless transfer to Kindle devices and will no longer offer its ebooks and audiobook titles through Overdrive. For more information, click here.

Note: USB Transferred Kindle titles cannot be returned early.

Checkout & Download EPUB eBooks & MP3 Audiobooks with Kindle Fire

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To access EPUB format eBooks and MP3 Audiobooks you'll need to download and install the OverDrive Media Console for Android





If you haven't installed any apps on your Kindle Fire yet, you'll need to follow these steps to set-up your Fire for app acquisition:

  • From the Home screen, tap the 'Quick Settings' icon and select More. 
  • Tap Device. 
  • Turn the switch for "Allow Installation of Applications" to the "ON" position.

Once you've turned on the app installation function, go to the Overdrive Media Console download page  (the Overdrive app is not available in the Amazon app store and your Fire can't access the Android Market).

In the Choose Version box, click next to Android

Below the box, you'll see a link that says download OverDrive Media Console for Android from OverDrive.  Click on it to start your download and installation.

When the download/installation is complete, the Overdrive icon will show up on your home screen.  Follow the instructions to choose your library and start using Overdrive.

**Note** Choose EPUB format books. Kindle format books will not work on the Overdrive App.

Checkout & Download to Your Kindle Reader

How to download to the Kindle Reader.

From your Kindle or home PC, go to OverDrive website at:

From the library homepage:

Click on Find Items and then click on Audiobooks and eBooks from the drop down.

Click on the eBook Now icon.

Click on Sign In on left side menu and put in your library card number.

Choose your book (make sure you choose the Kindle book format!) and click Add to My cart

Click on Proceed to Checkout.

Select your check out period: 14, or 21 days.

Click on Confirm Checkout.

Click the Get for Kindle button. This opens the website. You may be required to sign in with your account if you are not already logged in.

Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Click the Get Library Book Button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB. (The newer Kindles sync automatically).

NOTE:  An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device.  If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, read Amazon's instructions for transferring files via USB.

Check out Kindle Books on Your Kindle Fire Directly

Use the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire to go to

After you have chosen and checked out your Kindle format e-book, you will see a "Get for Kindle" button. That link will take you to "Manage Your Kindle" on Amazon's website, where you will log in to your Amazon account and download the book using a Wi-Fi connection.

You will get a message that the book has been delivered. Next, go to the menu bar at the top of you Kindle Fire and press 'sync' the book will now appear on your home screen.

Return Your Kindle Books

If you're finished with the loaned book and wish to return it, you can do so from the 'Your Kindle Library' section of 'Manage Your Kindle' on

Here's how:

Find the loaned title on your list of items.

Locate the Actions pull down menu at the end of the line.

Choose Return this Book from the menu.  A Return Loan Confirmation box will pop up asking whether or not you really want to return the book to the library.

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