Kindles and Libby/OverDrive

Libby/OverDrive is the only way to get library books on your Kindle ereader! 

As of August 2019, the Libby app is not compatible with Kindle Fires. You can download the OverDrive app to your Kindle Fire, or you can use your computer or smartphone to send library books to your Kindle.

If you have a Kindle ereader (Paperwhite, Oasis, or regular Kindle) you will need to use another device to send the books - learn how below! 

Sending books to your Kindle via Libby: 

If you are going to primarily be reading with a Kindle you can easily send books to it from your computer, tablet, or phone! You will need your Amazon password for this. 
  1. Make sure you have the Compatibility preference set to Kindle. 
  2. Borrow the book you want to read. 
  3. Click "Open Book".
  4. Choose Kindle. You will now be taken to Amazon.com. 
  5. Click "Get library book". 
  6. The book can now be found on all your Kindle devices.
If you already have opened the book with Libby you can still send it to your Kindle. 
  1. Click Shelf on the bottom of the screen. 
  2. Click Loans. 
  3. Click Manage Loan on the book you want to read. 
  4. Choose "Read with..."
  5. Choose Kindle. You will now be taken to Amazon.com. 
  6. Click "Get library book". 
  7. The book can now be found on all your Kindle devices.

Returning a Kindle Book

It is easy to return books on Libby! You do not need to go through your Amazon account. 
  1. Click Shelf on the bottom of the screen.
  2. Click Loans.
  3. Click Manage Loan.
  4. Click Return Early
The book might still be in your Kindle library, but it won't be available to read. To remove it from your Kindle you will need to go to your Amazon account. Here is the step-by-step process: 
  1. Go to your Amazon account. 
  2. Choose Your Content and Devices.
  3. Find the book you need to return. Click on the three dots next to the title, under the Actions heading. 
  4. Click Delete Book to remove it from your device completely.