Kindle - Anoka County Library

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eBooks and many other resources are available
with a valid Anoka County Library barcode
and PIN and can be used 24 hours a day,
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Online Resources are funded by local and state tax money and state and federal tax revenues.
Why ebooks?
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Never have an overdue charge!
Books are automatically returned to
the library on time!
Books cannot be renewed;
however, if no one is waiting for the
title, you can check it out again after
your checkout period has expired.
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One eReader can Hold Hundreds of Books
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Check Out an eBook
Anywhere you Have
Internet Access Even on Vacation!
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Kindle Instructions for Current Kindle Users
When a customer has a Kindle and has been
purchasing books from Amazon:
 They already have an Amazon account.
 Their device is already registered with Amazon.
Books to check out are available from the Anoka
County Library’s website:
For any Kindle except the Fire,
browsing and checkout must be
done on a separate computer or
This can be done on the public
computers at the library – be sure
to have your Amazon user name
and password with you.
Free Library eBooks for the Kindle!
From the Digital Downloads page, you are ready to
browse the collection and check out an eBook!
Some titles are only allowed to be
downloaded to Kindle devices via
USB transfer only because of
publisher restrictions.
These titles are not available for
Kindle apps on the iPad, iPhone,
They must be saved to a computer
and transferred via USB cord to
the Kindle.
You can search by title, author, or keyword.
You can also limit the search to available titles.
Check the box that says
“Only show titles with
copies available.”
Leave the search box
empty, and click on
Now all the titles shown
will be available for
Click on “Add to Cart” for the
Kindle format of that title.
Please be sure to check out the
Kindle format; Adobe EPUB or
PDF books will not work on your
Proceed to Checkout
Log in
Confirm Checkout
Get for Kindle
Customer is taken to the chosen title on the Amazon website.
Get Library Book
Log into Amazon account
Select the device where the book
should be delivered and Continue
A message is received that the title has been delivered to the device.
Your book will delivered to your Kindle the next time it syncs!
 The book must be delivered over a WiFi network;
Amazon will not deliver the book over their
Whispersync 3G network.
 If you are unable to connect wirelessly, you can
transfer the book via the USB cord.
 You will also need to transfer certain titles to the
Kindle via the USB cord.
To transfer via USB cable:
After checking out library book, and Get for Kindle, select
Transfer via Computer under the Deliver to tab.
“Get library
It will ask you to indicate where the
book will be transferred to, click
You will get a “File Download” window.
Save the file to a place you can find
easily, the desktop usually works great!
Attach your Kindle to the computer via the USB cord that
also acts as your charger. The Kindle will have a message on
the screen indicating it is connected to your computer.
Open the Kindle via My Computer or your preferred
Drop and drag the file from the desktop into
the “Documents” folder on the Kindle
Safely disconnect or eject the Kindle.
Your book is now on the Kindle!
On the Kindle Fire, everything can be done through
the web browser on the Fire with a wireless
Start with opening the
Web browser. Then go to
and click on the Digital
Downloads page.
When you check out a book on the Fire, you just need
to “Sync” the device after delivery, and the book will
appear on your home screen.
To request a book:
See how many
patrons are
waiting and
how many
library copies
are available.
Click on Place a Request.
You will be prompted to enter your email address. You have three
days (72 hours) from when you are notified by email to return to
the website to check out your request.
To check out your request when available:
Log in to My Digital Account
Click on My Requests
Select Add to Cart
Proceed to Checkout and
complete checkout process
You can also add titles to
a “Wish List.” These are
not checked out to you or
on request, but it might
be nice to have a list of
books you want to read
in the future.
Click on “Add to Wish
List” to place the title on
your Wish List.
Click on “My Wish List” to access
your list in “My Digital Account.”
You can check out or request the
titles directly from the Wish List.
Books stay on the Wish List until
you remove them.
To return a book early:
Click on Actions
Click on Return this Book
Books are returned early
through your Amazon
account. Click on Your
Digital Items and then on
Manage Your Kindle.
Click on Yes
To deliver the book to a different Kindle device or Kindle app, first go to
Manage Your Kindle, then click on Actions
Click on Deliver
Message is received: Title has been sent to your device.
Need more help? Check out the Help page.
Click on “OverDrive
Help” for videos and for
Click on “Videos” to
watch simple videos
that demonstrate
checking out and
transferring books to
your Kindle.
Need more help?
 Ask at your library!
 Check out the Help page.
 Email [email protected]
(You will need to do this if you check out the wrong
format eBook.)
Thank you for your time.
Jill Smith
Johnsville Library
[email protected]
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