Did you take advantage of Amazon’s recent Kindle sale?  Getting ebooks to your Kindle is easy! Do you also have a smart phone or non-Amazon tablet? Install Amazon’s free Kindle Reader app and send Kindle books to those devices, too; sending the book to both places allows you to you start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device.

There are 3 steps to getting a Kindle book from the Library to your device:

1. Check out a Kindle book from the Library

Go to KRL’s ebook catalog and select a title; tap Borrow. You’ll need to enter your library card number and password.  Don’t remember your password?  Give us a call.

2. Send the ebook to your Amazon account. 

After checking out an ebook you’ll stay in your OverDrive account; go to your account’s Bookshelf and Tap Download. Next, choose Kindle Book and Confirm & get Kindle Book.

You’ll be taken out of the OverDrive catalog and into the Amazon website.

If you are already signed in to your Amazon account, first choose which Kindle device or app you want the ebook sent to.  Then, tap Get library book.


If you are not signed into your Amazon account, go ahead and tap Get Library Book.  You’ll be prompted to sign in with your Amazon ID and password. Then, choose which Kindle device or app you want the ebook sent to and Tap Continue.

3. Turn on your device and start reading.

Yes, it’s that easy!  If your Kindle (or other device) is connected to the internet, all you’ll need to do is turn it on and the ebook will appear on your home screen.

Notes on the Kindle Fire:

  • If the book doesn’t appear on your Carousel, go to the Books tab.
  • To listen to audiobooks on your Fire you’ll need to install the free OverDrive app.

If you don't have a Kindle:

  • If you have a tablet or smart phone you can download ebooks from Kitsap Regional Library. Install the OverDrive app and choose EPUB after tapping Download.

Looking for more help?

For more information about your Kindle device please see amazon.com.

For more information about downloading from the Library, you have options:

  • OverDrive has created step-by-step videos; start with the overview, then click on your device (Please note: you cannot download or stream movies with your KRL card.)
  • Take a look at KRL’s printable Quick Start guide for Kindle, Android and Apple devices.
  • Send us an email.
  • Each month we offer 2 hands-on classes at the Bainbridge Island location.
  • Every Friday (1:30-3:00 pm) the Sylvan Way location hosts an open computer lab where you can practice your downloading skills with the help of volunteers from Kitsap Computing Seniors
  • Make an Appointment with one of our staff members.

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