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Overdrive eBooks now available for Amazon® Kindle

Lafayette Public Library is pleased to announce Amazon® Kindle compatibility with our Overdrive eBook collection. This will allow most existing eBooks in your our eBook collection to be read on all Kindle devices or by using free Kindle apps for iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ and other mobile devices.

Here is the process for checking out a library eBook for Kindle:

A video is available here

  • Visit our eMedia Catalog
  • Browse and check out a Kindle book.**
  • 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.
  • 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.

**To easily find Kindle titles available for checkout, go to Advanced Search on the left side of our e-Media page, and in the FORMAT pulldown box, select KINDLE BOOK. Then at the bottom, check ONLY SHOW TITLES WITH COPIES AVAILABLE, then Search.

Kindle compatibility with library eBooks also takes full advantage of Amazon’s Whispersync technology. If you check out the eBook again at a later date or choose to purchase the eBook from the Kindle Store, all of your notes, bookmarks and highlights will be preserved. The last page read will also be synced between your Kindle and free Kindle reading apps.

If you’ve finished reading the book before the due date, you can return it early by going to your Amazon Kindle account and next to the title, choose the RETURN option.

For more details, please check our Overdrive Help page and FAQ.



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