KDL eBooks Now Compatible with Kindle!

It’s the news you have been waiting for! We are pleased to announce that KDL’s eBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle! You can now browse and download free library eBooks from KDL to a Kindle eReader or any device running the free Kindle app.

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

  • Visit KDL’s eBook collection at http://ebooks.kdl.org
  • Browse for a Kindle eBook and check it out using your KDL library card number.
  • Click the “Get for Kindle” button. This opens the Amazon.com website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon.com 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.

You can see a video demonstration of this process below:

Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.

KDL also offers eBooks and eAudiobooks for use on PC or Mac computers and popular mobile devices such as smartphones, MP3 players and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader.

We hope this announcement was worth the wait!

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Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!



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25 Responses to “KDL eBooks Now Compatible with Kindle!”

  1. dhansen Says:

    I just downloaded an eBook to my Kindle. Very easy process. Nice job.

  2. Karen Matthews Says:

    FANTASTIC NEWS !!!!! :))))

  3. mnaylis Says:

    I’ve been waiting and waiting for this application, am so glad it finally arrived! The downloading steps were simple and easy to follow. Thank you so much for this benefit!!!

  4. Karen Says:

    Am so happy to see this. It was very easy to do. Now I need to know how to “return” the books as I don’t want to reach the ten limit.

  5. Sheri Says:

    Hi Karen,

    To return Kindle books early, simply log into your Amazon Kindle account (http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle) and select “Return this Book” from the “Actions” menu next to the book that you are finished with.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  6. Joan Says:

    I am signed up to receive alerts for when my books are due. Will I also receive an email notifying me about Kindle books?

  7. Sheri Says:

    Hi Joan,

    Amazon will send you a reminder email 3 days before your Kindle book expires, and another email when your checkout period has ended to let you know that the eBook has expired.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  8. Jill Says:

    I went to choose a book and it didn’t have the “get for kindle” button – it had a “download” button instead, how do I get it to my kindle once I download it?

  9. Sheri Says:

    Hi Jill,

    It sounds like you may have accidentally checked out the EPUB or PDF version of the eBook instead of the Kindle version. Could you please email your library card number and the title of the book to webmaster@kdl.org and I can check for you?

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  10. Katelyn Says:

    my card is technically a patmos card. can i still get ebooks from KDL with it?

  11. Sheri Says:

    Hi Katelyn,

    Patmos Library has their own separate eBooks site that they share with many other libraries in the Lakeland Cooperative. You will have access to ebooks on their site at http://lakeland.lib.overdrive.com.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  12. Aermeus Says:

    How often will new titles be added for kindle? I did a search of about 20 authors that i have in my amazon wishlist and only one of them came up. Appreciative of the books i will get to read for free, but just curious how many other authors/titles will be added :)

  13. Sheri Says:

    Hi Aermeus,

    We are adding additional eBooks all the time, although unfortunately, there are still a few publishers who will not make their eBooks available to libraries. While many in the library world are advocating to change this situation, in the meantime we’re still not able to purchase some titles.

    If you’d like to request a particular title, please fill out our Recommend a Purchase form and we’ll add it to the library’s eBook collection if it is available.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  14. Barb Says:

    I don’t see a button anywhere that says ‘Get for Kindle’

  15. Sheri Says:

    Hi Barb,

    The “Get for Kindle” button should appear after you’ve selected an eBook and checked it out. If you’re having difficulty, we have a step-by-step guide available at http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksKindle.pdf, as well as a demo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgKbyhuqxuU that you may find helpful. Or just give us a call at 616-784-2007 and one of our staff members can assist you further.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  16. Barb Says:

    I see why I couldn’t find it, everything is at Place a Hold and not Add to cart. Therefore there was never anything in my cart. Thank you!

  17. Tina Says:

    I am debating between a Kindle Fire and a Vizio tablet for my daughter. Is there a difference for downloading books from the library?

    Also, where do I find more information regarding ebooks? I’m curious how long I have to read it, what happens when the time is up, etc. I am VERY new to this – I haven’t read or downloaded a book yet.

    Thanks

  18. Sheri Says:

    Hi Tina,

    With the Kindle Fire, once you check out an eBook from KDL, it is sent to the device over wi-fi by Amazon. As long as the Vizio tablet has access to apps, eBooks from KDL can be downloaded through an app called “OverDrive Media Console,” or by using the Kindle app from Anazon. The process is slightly different depending on which app you choose, but pretty straightforward once you have the app installed.

    Here are some links that might be helpful as you learn more about eBooks:

    eBooks FAQs:
    http://www.kdl.org/books_and_more/go/eBooks_FAQs

    Video Demo for Downloading KDL eBooks to a Kindle:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgKbyhuqxuU

    Step-by-Step Guide for Downloading KDL eBooks to a Kindle or Kindle App:
    http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksKindle.pdf

    Step-by-Step Guide for Downloading KDL eBooks using OverDrive Media Console App:
    http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksiOS.pdf

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to give us a call at 616-784-2007 and one of our staff members can assist you further.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  19. Tina Says:

    What is the length of the “loan time” of the ebooks?

  20. Tina Says:

    When your time is expired, where does the book go?

  21. Sheri Says:

    Hi Tina,

    The default checkout period for eBooks is 14 days, but you can also select a 7 day or 21 day checkout period.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  22. Sheri Says:

    Hi Tina,

    Once the checkout period for your eBook is over, the eBook file will automatically “expire” and you will no longer be able to access it on your computer or eReader device. There is no need to “return” it to the library (and no worrying about overdue fines!)

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  23. Jane Says:

    Is this available for the Nook tablet?

  24. Sheri Says:

    Hi Jane,

    Yes, our eBook service is also compatible with Nook devices! See our instruction sheet at http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksNook.pdf for a step-by-step guide to how to download eBooks to your Nook. (Note that you will also have to download a free software program called Adobe Digital Editions to assist with this process. See http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/InstallingADE.pdf for instructions on installing this software.)

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  25. Aundrea Says:

    So excited!!! I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas and would love to be able to download the books I want to read now! Awesome job KDL!!!