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Kindle App and Devices

The Kindle app is available for most smartphones and tablets. The app is unnecessary for Kindles, Kindle Paperwhites, and Kindle Fires. Almost all OverDrive and Libby titles are available to read in a Kindle format, but sometimes publisher restrictions make them unavailable. If an OverDrive or Libby ebook is not available in Kindle format, you must use the OverDrive or Libby apps.

Also, be aware the Kindle format is only available for eBooks. Audiobooks must be downloaded through a different method and are therefore not available on non-Fire Kindles.

This step is only necessary for non-Kindle devices. If you have a registered Kindle device, you're ready to start downloading OverDrive and Libby ebooks.

  • Go to the app store on your device (Google Play for Android devices, iTunes for iPhone/iPad, Microsoft for Windows)
  • Search for Kindle and download the app- it may take several minutes depending on network speed and device
  • If prompted, enter your password for the device
  • Open app on your device and sign in to your Amazon account

You can now use the OverDrive or Libby apps to browse PPLD's collections from any device.

Sending to Kindle from OverDrive

You can send most borrowed eBooks to Kindle (available in the U.S. only). To send an eBook to a Kindle app or device:

  • Download and install the Kindle app on an Android, iOS, or Windows phone or tablet
  • Open the OverDrive app or website and browse PPLD's collection
  • Borrow a Kindle format ebook
  • Click on "Read now with Kindle" to be redirected to the Amazon website
  • Enter your Amazon account information - email address and password
  • Click on "Get Library Book" and the book will be delivered to your device

Sending to Kindle from Libby

You can send most borrowed eBooks to Kindle (available in the U.S. only). To send an eBook to a Kindle app or device:

  • Go to your Shelf.
  • Tap the title jacket.
  • Tap Send to Device.
  • Tap select your device, then Kindle.
  • Tap Send to Kindle.
  • You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the eBook. Tap Get library book, sign in, and choose a device to deliver the title to.
  • Tap Close in the top-right corner to go back to the app.

Borrowed Kindle eBooks are automatically returned to the library at the end of their lending period. 

If you would like to return a Kindle eBook before your lending period ends, use these steps:

1. On Amazon's website log into your account and go to your the "Manage Content and Devices" page. 

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2. Find the title in the "Content" list, then select the undefined icon next to the book title

3. Select Return this book in the pop-up window. 

4. Select Yes to confirm and return the book. 

The returned Kindle eBook may still appear on your Kindle device or reading app, but you won't be able to open it. To fully remove the title from your device, follow these steps