Mississippi eBook/eAudio Library Partnership

Getting started with Amazon® Kindle
Using Kindle to read books from your local library is easy. All you have to do is check out an eBook and deliver it to the Kindle device or Kindle reading app of your choice.
What you need
How it Works
  • Install software
  • Most library eBooks can be read on Kindle and Kindle reading apps. Kindles with a Wi-Fi internet connection can download most books directly from Amazon.
  • Browse, check out, download
  • You can use a computer, or you can download titles directly with devices such as a Kindle Fire or other tablet.search.overdrive.com
  • To get started, browse to an OverDrive-powered website.
  • To find your library, try using Columbus-Lowndes Public Library
  • Once you're there, find an eBook you want to read and check out.
  • You can select any title that displays the 'Kindle Book' icon.
  • When you see the Get for Kindle button, click it to go to Amazon's website which allows you to send the book to a Kindle device.
  • Note: Certain publishers' titles are not available for over-the-air delivery. If over-the-air delivery is not available, you will need to download the title, and then load it on to your Kindle over USB.
  • Kindle Books checked out from your library are saved to your Kindle account so that you can download them again whenever you need to during the lending period.
  • Enjoy!

Once you deliver a library book to your Kindle or Kindle reading app, it reads just like any other Kindle Book. Any notes you take, or bookmarks you make will be saved. If you ever check out the same title again, or buy it from the Kindle store, you'll find your notes safe and sound right where you left them.

Another option is to read eBooks borrowed from your library on Kindle Cloud Reader. All you need is a compatible browser (Chrome or Safari) and an Internet connection. As long as you're online, you can read Kindle Books right from your web browser.

When you read Kindle Books from your library, your bookmarks, notes, and reading progress are all synced with your Kindle account. That means, if you make a note in a book you're reading on the Kindle Cloud Reader, you can look at it later on your Kindle or Kindle Reading App as long as you have Internet access.
Getting started with a NOOK (all versions)
Using a NOOK to read books from your local library is easy. All you have to do is check out and download an eBook, and then transfer it to your NOOK using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).
What you need
How it works
  • Install software
  • You can use your NOOK to enjoy eBooks from your library. You'll need Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to transfer eBooks to your device.
  • You will also need to authorize your computer and your eBook reader with an Adobe ID.
  • Browse, check out, download
  • To get started, browse to an OverDrive-powered library website. To find your library, try using search.overdrive.com.
  • Next, check out and download an EPUB or PDF eBook using your Windows or Mac computer. The eBook will open with (ADE).
  • From there, transfer the eBook to your eBook reader. It's a simple drag and drop from your ADE library to your device bookshelf.
  • Enjoy!

Once you have transferred a library eBook, you can read it just like you would any other eBook on your NOOK
Getting started with an iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
Using iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) to enjoy titles from your local library is easy. With OverDrive's mobile app for iOS, all you have to do is browse for a title you want, check it out, download, and enjoy.
What you need

How it works


eBooks: When you download an eBook, your selection will open automatically in OverDrive's mobile app, letting you read right away.

Audio books: When you download an audio book, OverDrive's mobile app automatically opens the title so you can listen to it right away. Features include bookmarking, a volume slider, skip back 15 seconds, a sleep timer, the option to return an audio book, and more.

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