Using Library eBooks on a Kindle Fire - Bedford Free Public Library by wangnianwu

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									                 1. Make sure that the wi-fi signal on your Kindle     5. Searching will result in a list of books. Each
                 Fire is turned on and is connected to a signal,       title will list available formats (Adobe EPUB,
                 then tap on “Web” and go to the Digital Media         Kindle etc.) and allow you to either “place a
                 Catalog website: http://digital.minlib.net.           request” if the item is checked out or “add to

     Using                                                             cart” if it is available.

                                                                       To place a hold, tap on the “place a request”

Library eBooks   2. Tap on the “Sign In” link at the top right
                 corner of the page.
                                                                       button that is across from the format you want
                                                                       to borrow. You will be prompted to provide
                                                                       your email address so that you can receive an
                                                                       email when the title is available.
     on a        3. Type your library card number with no
                 spaces, then your PIN. If you do not know your        If the title is available, tap on the “add to
                 PIN, please call the reference desk at (781) 275-     cart” button across from the format you wish to

  Kindle Fire    9440.

                 4. Once you have logged in you be on the “My
                                                                       borrow.

                                                                       Note: Most eBooks can be downloaded to your
                 Account” page which allows you to view your           Fire wirelessly, but some require that you
                 account.                                              transfer them to your Kindle via a USB cord.
                 Now you can search for a book. If you are             These titles will have the phrase “Kindle devices
                 looking for a specific author or title, you can use   via USB only” as shown below.
                 the “Search” box near the top right of the page.



                 If you want to browse the collection, try clicking
                 on “Advanced Search” where you will be able
                 to narrow your search by format, subject, etc.

                                                                       6. Once you have selected all of the books you
                                                                       want to download, tap on “Proceed to
                                                                       Checkout.”

                                                                       7. Change your lending period if you want to by
                                                                       opening the drop- down menu and selecting a
                                                                       new time frame then tap “Confirm Checkout.”

                                                                       8. Tap on “Get for Kindle.”
9. You will be redirected to the Amazon.com          Save the file to your computer, plug your Kindle    8. Click on “Yes.” You will see the words
website. Tap on “Get library book.”                  into the computer and transfer the file to the      “Successfully returned” appear briefly above
                                                     Kindle. It will appear in on your device in under   the returned title.
                                                     1 minute.
                                                                                                         9. Even though the eBook has been returned, it
10. If you have an Amazon account, enter your                                                            will still appear as a part of your Kindle library
email address and password. If you do not have       To Return an eBook Early:                           account unless you delete it. To delete it, click
an Amazon account, enter your email address                                                              the “Actions” drop-down menu again and select
and check on the button next to “No, I am a          1. Go to Amazon: www.amazon.com.                    “Delete from library.”
new customer.” And then tap “Sign in using our
secure server.” You may skip this step if you are    2. Click on “Sign in.”                              10. The words “Successfully deleted” will
already logged into your Amazon account.                                                                 appear briefly above the title and when the
                                                     3. Enter your email address and password. Click     page reloads, the deleted title will be removed
11. Tap on the                                       “Sign in using our secure server.”                  from your Kindle account.
gear wheel to
open your Kindle                                     4. Click on “Your Account.”                         Note: This does not delete the item from your
Fire settings and                                                                                        actual Kindle, just your online account. To delete
then tap on “Sync”                                   5. Click on “Manage Your Kindle.”                   from your Kindle Fire, follow the instructions in
to complete the                                                                                          your Kindle Fire User’s Guide for deleting an
download.                                            6. eBooks borrowed from your public library will    eBook.
                                                     have the words “public library” following the
Tap on the house icon to return to the home          title. Click the “Actions” drop-down menu next
page and you should see your eBook.                  to the eBook you want to return.                    What about audiobooks?
                                                                                                         Kindle Fires can play audiobooks in MP3 format.
                                                     7. To return the eBook early to your library,
                                                     select “Return this book.”                          You will need to follow the instructions on the
Transferring eBooks via USB Cord:                    You do not have to return eBooks; once their
If you are unable to download wirelessly, you                                                            insert for using the OverDrive Media Console
                                                     due date has passed, you will not be able to        app to download audiobooks to your Kindle
can still transfer the eBook to your Kindle with a   read them.
computer and a USB cord.                                                                                 Fire.

From your Amazon account, click on “Your
Account” and then on “Manage Your Kindle.

eBooks borrowed from your public library will
have the words “public library” following the
title. Click the “Actions” drop-down menu next
to the eBook you want to return. Select
“Download and transfer via USB” and then click
on “Download.”                                                                                           revised 6/12
Using MP3 Audiobooks on the Kindle Fire             Digital Media Catalog” to access the catalog of
                                                    eBooks and downloadable audiobooks.
1. Go to “Quick Settings” (the gear wheel) and
tap on “More.”                                      8. Follow steps 2 -7 in the “Using
                                                    Library eBooks on a Kindle Fire” brochure
2. Tap “Device” and move the switch to “Allow
Installation of Applications” to the On position.   9. Complete the checkout by tapping on
                                                    “download.”
3. Tap on “Web” and go to
http://overdrive.com/software/omc.                  13. As the title downloads, the OverDrive
                                                    Media Console app will open. Tap on the
4. Select
                                                    cover of the book to begin reading.
“Android” and
the tap on the
link below that                                     Note: Audiobooks take a while to download.
reads “If your                                      You may have to wait 30 minutes or more
device doesn’t                                      depending on the length of the book and
support Android                                     the speed of your Internet connection.
Market, you can
download
OverDrive Media                                     Transferring an Audiobook via USB Cord:
Console for
Android from                                        If you are unable to download wirelessly, you
OverDrive” and                                      can still transfer the eBook to your Kindle with a
agree to the                                        computer and a USB cord.
terms of use.                                       Download the OverDrive Media Console app
                                                    onto your computer and follow steps 6-13 to
5. You will see the number 1 next to the name       download the audiobook. Plug your Kindle into
of your Kindle Fire in the upper left corner. Tap   the computer and transfer the file to the Kindle.
on the number and then tap on the                   It will appear in on your device in the Music tab
ODMediaConsoleSetup.apkfile to load the app.

6. Once the app is installed, open the menu and     To Return an Audiobook Early:
tap “Get Books “. Select “Add a Library.”
 You can either browse for your library or search   1. Open the OverDrive Media Console app and
for it by name, city or zip code.                   tap on the + icon next to the title you wish to
                                                    return. Choose “Return/Delete” and then
7. When the results appear, tap on “Bedford         “Return and then Delete.”
Free Public Library” and than on “Minuteman
                                                    6/12

								
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