Did you know you could download books to your Kindle through your public library??? Well *I* didn’t. But I do now! :-)
There are tons of free books to borrow and it’s really easy to do with a Kindle because Amazon.com uses whispernet to wirelessly sync the books with your Kindle…no cable required.
To find out if your library is participating in the program, you can search the OverDrive website. OverDrive, operates a network that provides e-books to libraries around the world.
Here is a step-by-step guide to checking out a Kindle ebook from your public library based on MY library’s system. Yours should be similar.
1. Go to your library’s website. Get an account if you don’t already have one.
2. Find the link to the digital library. My library uses OverDrive and your library most likely does as well. I find the OverDrive site by scrolling down and clicking on the “Downloads” link.
3. After you click Downloads click the “Browse eBooks”
4. That will take you to the Sign In page. Enter your library card information and Sign In.
5. From there you can add books to your cart and when you’re finished click on the “Proceed to checkout” link to download ebooks to your Kindle. It will show you the date you checked it out and how long you have until it “expires”. (Usually 2 weeks.)
Hopefully this gives you at least an idea of how the process works. It’s super cinchy….but, like I said, will most likely vary slightly depending on your library’s website.
Hard to argue with FREE BOOKS huh? :-)