Kindle User Guide

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Kindle Fire - EPUB Format eBooks *RECOMMENDED FORMAT*
Kindle Fire - Kindle Format eBooks
Kindle Fire - MP3 Format eAudiobooks
Kindle Fire HD - EPUB Format eBooks *RECOMMENDED FORMAT*
Kindle Fire HD - Kindle Format eBooks
Kindle Fire HD - MP3 Format eAudiobooks
Kindle eInk (Touch, Keyboard, Paperwhite) - Kindle Format eBooks
Kindle eInk (Touch, Keyboard) - MP3 Format eAudiobooks

 

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Kindle Fire - Download an eBook - *EPUB FORMAT*

What you need

  • Kindle Fire
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • Overdrive Media Console app
  • Adobe ID
  • Library card

How it works

  • If you don't have a free Adobe ID get one now at adobe.com (make sure to remember your username and password). 
  • Download the free OverDrive Media Console app from the Amazon Appstore.
  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Click on the menu button at the bottom and select Get Books > Add a Library. Enter Grand County Library District or your zip to find our digital library (Marmot Library Network).
  • Select Marmot Library Network.
  • Sign in to OverDrive with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find an EPUB book, select Borrow > Download (Select one format) > check EPUB eBook > Confirm & Download.
  • You can find your eBook in the Overdrive Media Console app by selecting Bookshelf from the menu button. 

Return your book

  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Go to the bookshelf.
  • Tap the grey + sign next to the book you want to return.
  • Tap Return/Delete.


 * EPUB format works well if you want to reliably download directly to your device (no issues with Penguin Publishers). Some advantages to the OverDrive app are that it is easier to browse for library books and all library eBooks are stored in the app.

 


 

 

Kindle Fire HD - Download an eBook - *EPUB FORMAT*

What you need

  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • Overdrive Media Console app
  • Adobe ID
  • Library card

How it works

  • If you don't have a free Adobe ID get one now at adobe.com (make sure to remember your username and password).
  • Download the free OverDrive Media Console app from the Amazon Appstore.
  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • If you haven't yet authorized your KINDLE with an Adobe ID, do so now under   (top right).
  • Click on Get Books or   (top right) and Add a Library. Enter Grand County Library District or your zip to find our digital library (Marmot Library Network).
  • Select Marmot Library Network.
  • Sign in to OverDrive with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find an EPUB book, select Borrow > Download (Select one format) > check EPUB eBook > Confirm & Download.
  • You will find your eBook in the OverDrive Media Console app in the Bookshelf under    (top right).

Return your book

  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Go to the bookshelf.
  • Tap the grey + sign next to the book you want to return.
  • Tap Return/Delete.


* EPUB format works well if you want to reliably download directly to your device (no issues with Penguin Publishers). Some advantages to the OverDrive app are that it is easier to browse for library books and all library eBooks are stored in the app.

 


 

Kindle Fire / Kindle Fire HD - Download an eBook - *KINDLE FORMAT*

What you need

  • Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • Library card

How it works

  • Use the browser on the Kindle Fire to go to the marmot.lib.overdrive.com website.
  • Sign in to your account with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find a Kindle book, select Borrow > Download (Select one format) > check Kindle Book > Confirm & Download.
  • Once you are redirected to the Amazon.com website, click Get Library Book (make sure you select the correct device).
  • Click Download Now.
  • Sync your Kindle Fire.
  • Once you deliver a library book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app, it reads just like any other Kindle Book.

Return your book

  • Browse to amazon.com and go to Your Account > Manage Your Kindle.
  • Click the Actions tab next to the book you want to return.
  • Select Return this book.
  • After the browser refreshes, select Delete from library.

 * KINDLE format works well if you would like to read and sync your eBook on multiple devices. However, you cannot directly download eBooks from Penguin Publishers. Penguin eBooks require you to connect your Kindle to your computer and transfer via USB.

 


 

 

Kindle Fire - Download an eAudiobook

What you need

  • Kindle Fire
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • OverDrive Media Console app
  • Library card

How it works

  • Download the OverDrive Media Console app from the Amazon Appstore.
  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Click on the menu button at the bottom and select Get Books > Add a Library. Enter Grand County Library District or your zip to find our digital library (Marmot Library Network).
  • Select Marmot Library Network.
  • Sign in to your account with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find an MP3 audiobook, select Borrow > Download (MP3 Audiobook)
  • You can find your eAudiobook in the Overdrive Media Console app by selecting Bookshelf from the menu button. 

Return your book

  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Go to the bookshelf.
  • Tap the grey + sign next to the book you want to return.
  • Tap Return/Delete.

 


 

 

Kindle Fire HD - Download an eAudiobook

What you need

  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • OverDrive Media Console app
  • Library card

How it works

  • Download the free OverDrive Media Console app from the Amazon Appstore.
  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Click on Get Books or (top right) and Add a Library. Enter Grand County Library District or your zip to find our digital library (Marmot Library Network).
  • Select Marmot Library Network.
  • Sign in to OverDrive with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find an MP3 audiobook, select Borrow > Download (MP3 Audiobook).
  • You will find your eAudiobook in the OverDrive Media Console app in the Bookshelf under (top right).

Return your book

  • Open the OverDrive Media Console app.
  • Go to the bookshelf.
  • Tap the grey + sign next to the book you want to return.
  • Tap Return/Delete.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindle Paperwhite / Touch / Keyboard - Download an eBook

What you need

  • Kindle device with Wi-Fi
  • Computer with internet
  • Wireless connection
  • Amazon Account
  • Library card  

How it works

  • Browse to the marmot.lib.overdrive.com website from your computer.
  • Sign in to your account with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find a Kindle book, select Borrow > Download (Select one format) > check Kindle Book > Confirm & Download.
  • Once you are redirected to the Amazon.com website, click Get Library Book (make sure you select the correct device).
  • Click Download Now.
  • Sync your Kindle.
  • Once you deliver a library book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app, it reads just like any other Kindle Book.
  • An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device. Library books will not be delivered via your Kindle's 3G connection. 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.
  • NOTE: You will not be able to send Kindle books from Penguin Group publishers from your computer to a device.

Return your book

  • Browse to amazon.com and go to Manage Your Kindle.
  • Click the Actions tab next to the book you want to return.
  • Select Return this book.
  • After the browser refreshes, select Delete from library

 


 

 

 

 

Kindle Touch / Keyboard - Download an eAudiobook

What you need

  • Kindle device
  • Computer with internet
  • OverDrive Media Console on your computer
  • USB cable
  • Library card

How it works

  • Browse to the marmot.lib.overdrive.com website from your computer.
  • Sign in to your account with your library card number (to see OverDrive Advantage titles).
  • Find an MP3 audiobook, select Borrow > Download (Select one format) > check MP3 Audiobook > Confirm & Download.
  • Download your book to OverDrive Media Console on your computer.
  • Connect your device to your computer.
  • In OverDrive Media Console highlight the title you would like to transfer.
  • Click the Transfer button. The Transfer Wizard is displayed.
  • Verify that the correct title is displayed on the first screen of the Transfer Wizard and click Next.
  • The Transfer Wizard searches for a connected portable device.
  • Next to Player, select your Kindle.
  • In the Parts dialog box, select the Part(s) you want to transfer by checking the box(es) next to the Part name(s).
  • Select Advanced Options and browse to transfer the audiobook to the /music subfolder on the Kindle.
  • Click Next to begin transferring the file(s) to your device.
  • When the transfer is complete, the Transfer Wizard displays a Success message.
  • Click Finish to exit the Transfer Wizard.
  • Disconnect your portable device.
  • You can play your MP3 audiobook on your Kindle under Menu > Experimental > MP3 Player

* You cannot download eAudiobooks to the Kindle Paperwhite.