How to Download KDL eBooks for Kindle

Our new eBooks for Kindle have certainly been popular! Since the service first went live last week, KDL patrons have already downloaded almost 500 free eBooks for their Kindles or Kindle apps, quickly becoming the second most popular digital format that we offer.

If you haven’t tried out this amazing service yet, it’s a very easy process, as shown in the video demonstration below:

KDL’s free eBook collection at http://ebooks.kdl.org is available 24/7, and since items are “returned” automatically, you’ll never have to worry about late fines!

Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon offers Kindle apps for computers and mobile devices, or you can download ePub-formatted eBooks to a variety of eReaders and mobile devices as well.

Let us know if you’ve tried the new Kindle service and what you thought!

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Written by Sheri

Sheri

Sheri is the Kent District Library Webmaster. She loves KDL’s eBook collection and her NOOK because they allow her to fit a whole stack of books in her purse to take with her wherever she goes.



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13 Responses to “How to Download KDL eBooks for Kindle”

  1. Nessa Says:

    I’m trying to do an e-book checkout for my iPad. Not having much success. Would you describe that process, please?

    Thanks
    Nessa

  2. Sheri Says:

    Hi Nessa,

    We have a handout describing the iPad process step-by-step available at http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksiOS.pdf. If you need any additional assistance, feel free to call our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007 and a staff member can assist you further.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster

  3. Katelyn Says:

    I’ve been trying to download ebooks from my kindle fire and once I select the “click here for ebooks” I then have to select for kindle sign in and check for availability. Then I am asked to select a library and kdl is not an option. Can you please help me and tell me what I am doing wrong. Thank you!

  4. Ben Says:

    Hi Katelyn,

    It sounds like you are going to the MCLS website for ebooks. You will want to make sure that you are going to KDL’s ebook collection at http://ebooks.kdl.org. Here is a link to our downloading instructions for Kindle: http://www.kdl.org/kdl/pdf/eBooksKindle.pdf. I hope this helps!

    Ben
    Patron Services Associate

  5. Sheri Says:

    Hi Katelyn,

    I believe one of our Patron Services staff has sent you instructions for how to download library eBooks to your Kindle Fire. If you are still having difficulties, please email me at webmaster@kdl.org and I can assist you further.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster
    webmaster@kdl.org

  6. Amari Says:

    When I get on the website kdl and I click advanced search I click on the library, then I choose the ebooks option. Then it says I need to enterprise data can you please help.

  7. Sheri Says:

    Hi Amari,

    OverDrive is in the midst of making some updates to our eBook site, including how the search function works. It’s possible that you caught them in the middle of making an update, which is why you got this error message. If it keeps happening, please fill out our Support Request Form and we can send it to OverDrive’s tech support team for further troubleshooting tips.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster

  8. Amari Says:

    Sorry, that email got messed up. I get on the website and click advanced search. Then I enter the data like shown in the video. Then I click search and it says I have to enter more data. The video Disney instruct more data. What do I do.

  9. Amari Says:

    Doesn’t instead of disney

  10. Sheri Says:

    Hi Amari,

    You must enter information in at least one of the fields in the advanced search screen in order for the search to run. Changing the “All Formats” field to either “All eBooks” or “Kindle Book” should be sufficient for this. If you are still having difficulties, please call our Patron Services Department at 616-784-2007 and a staff member can assist you further.

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster

  11. Amari Says:

    Know I know how to get to ebooks. What I don’t know is how to get to more teen books on ebooks. Can you help.

  12. Sheri Says:

    Hi Amari,

    If you have suggestions for Teen titles to add to our eBook site, please fill out our Recommend a Purchase form and our librarians will see if they are available for us to buy. (Note that unfortunately, some publishers do not make their titles available for libraries to purchase in eBook format.)

    Thanks,
    Sheri
    KDL Webmaster

  13. Amari Says:

    Well I did the ebooks thing and I got there its just that the titles I got were like blues clues and stuff.