OverDrive: Downloading to Kindle Fire

Need help downloading ebooks and audiobooks to your Kindle Fire? Follow these simple steps below.

Install App:

  • Visit the app store and search for OverDrive Media Console app
  • Download & install app, tap icon (blue square, white O) to open
  • Tap the menu icon (three horizontal lines), then “Get Books
  • Tap “Add a Library“, enter 06405, tap James Blackstone Memorial Library, tap Libraries Online, tap on star to save library
  • Tap on Libraries Online text to open catalog, then search for title

Find and search for books:

  • Open app, tap menu, tap Get Books, tap on Libraries Online text to open catalog
  • Search or browse for title, if available, tap “Add to Cart” or if not, “Request/Hold
  • Confirm check-out, then tap Download
    • ChooseKindle to borrow Kindle book; book will open from carousel.
    • ChooseAdobe ePUB to read in Overdrive app (will allow for early return from app; must create a free Adobe ID when prompted )                                                                

To Read or Change Book Settings:

  • Tap for menu, tap Bookshelf to display checked out items
  • Tap title to open/read item (to change font size/color: Tap in bottom of screen to see options)

To Return Item Early:

  • From the Bookshelf screen, tap and hold on book cover. 
  • Tap Return, then tap Return again.

 Helpful Hints for Kindle Fire

  • Kindle Fire devices can play Overdrive Mp3 audiobooks.
  • Up to 6 titles can be placed on hold at one time
  • Audiobook lending period = 10 days  |  E-book lending period = 14 days