How to Download eBooks to my Kindle Fire

 

Printable Instructions

It is possible to download to your Kindle Fire two different ways – wirelessly through the Fire’s web browser or via USB from files you have saved to your home computer. If you have a wireless connection, it is easier to download your book directly to your Kindle Fire.

**For newer Kindles that support apps, download the free "OverDrive Media Console" app for eased library borrowing.  Follow Using the OverDrive app instructions for Android.**

WIRELESS DOWNLOAD THROUGH FIRE’S WEB BROWSER
1. From the Kindle Fire’s home screen, select the Web tab from toolbar. Open Fire’s web browser.
2. Go to your library’s website: www.faylib.org
3. Click on ‘Books and More’ and then click on ‘Download Audiobooks and Ebooks’.
4. Click [click here to access] next to Library2Go image.
5. Sign In (top right of screen). Select Fayetteville Public Library from the drop down menu of libraries. Login using your library barcode number and pin number (last four digits of your phone number).
6. Search for eBooks. You can limit your search to eBooks by clicking on the down arrow on the box located under the search box and search “Kindle eBooks.”
7. You can also limit your search so that it only shows the available eBooks.
8. If you do not limit the format, the eBooks will be mixed with audio books. You can tell the difference by checking the type of book and what they will play on.
9. To check out a book, click Add to Download Cart.
10. Click on Proceed to Checkout. Select Fayetteville Public Library from the drop down menu of libraries. Login using your library barcode number and pin number. Click on Confirm checkout. You may check out 5 items at a time. Books are checked out for 2 weeks.
11. Click on Get for Kindle.
12. The Amazon website will open up. If you are not already logged in to your Amazon account, please log in at this time. Select the device that you would like the book delivered to in the drop down menu on the right side of the screen. Once you have selected where you would like the eBook delivered, click on Get Library Book.
13. From the Amazon “Thanks!” screen, select Manage Your Kindle. From your Kindle library, you will see the titles of items in your library. To the right of each title will be a button marked Actions. When you touch the button a menu will appear with the following choices: Deliver to my … , Purchase this book, Download & transfer via USB, Return this book.
14. Select Deliver to my … If you have more than one Kindle, choose the correct device from the drop-down menu. From the Deliver Title pop-up screen, choose Deliver.
15. The item has now been delivered to your Kindle Fire. It is does not automatically appear in your device’s book collection, restart the device to finalize download of item. Enjoy!

*Note: If you are checking out a Penguin title, the Kindle eReader must be connected to a computer via USB. Due to publisher restrictions, Penguin titles cannot be downloaded wirelessly. For more information about transferring with a USB read Amazon's instructions http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200505520&#usb

DOWNLOAD THROUGH YOUR HOME COMPUTER
1. Go to your library’s website: www.faylib.org
2. Click on ‘Books and More’ and then click on ‘Download Audiobooks and Ebooks’.
3. Click [click here to access] next to Library2Go image.
4. Sign In (top right of screen). Select Fayetteville Public Library from the drop down menu of libraries. Login using your library barcode number and pin number (last four digits of your phone number).
5. Search for eBooks. You can limit your search to eBooks by clicking on the down arrow on the box located under the search box and search “Kindle eBooks.”
6. You can also limit your search so that it only shows the available eBooks.
7. If you do not limit the format, the eBooks will be mixed with audio books. You can tell the difference by checking the type of book and what they will play on.
8. To check out a book, click Add to Download Cart.
9. Click on Proceed to Checkout. Click on Confirm checkout. You may check out 5 items at a time. Books are checked out for 2 weeks.
10. Click on Get for Kindle.
11. From the Amazon “Thanks!” screen, select Download Now.
12. Select Save and choose a location for the downloaded file. It is easy to find the file by saving to your Desktop.
13. Attach your USB cable to your Kindle Fire and attach the other end into a USB port on your computer. Double-click on My Computer on your desktop. The Kindle Fire should appear under Devices with Removable Storage. Double-click on the Kindle icon to open the folders contained on the drive. Drag and drop the downloaded book file which you saved on your desktop into the Kindle folder labeled Books. The book should now be visible in your Kindle Fire library.
14. Disconnect your Amazon Fire by pressing the Disconnect button on your Kindle Fire.
15. Enjoy!

How to Return an eBook Early

1. Go to www.amazon.com. You may do this from your Kindle Fire as long as it is connected to the Internet with a wireless connection or from any computer. If you are not already logged in, please log in at this time.
2. Click on Your Digital Items on top right side of the screen.
3. Select Your Kindle Library under Kindle section of the page. This will take you to a list of all the items that you have on your Kindle.
4. Find the title that you would like to return. Once you have located the title from the list, look on the right side of the screen for the Actions button. When you touch the button a menu will appear.
5. Choose “Return the Book” from the menu. Once you have returned the eBook, you will also need to go back the Actions button and Delete from Library to remove the title from the list.