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Kindle Paperwhite and local library books??


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 11:27:39 AM PST
Happy reading Em! : )

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 11:01:13 AM PST
Em Aledizzle says:
Thank you sooooo much!!!!! This did the trick for me!!! You are very nice!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 10:55:41 AM PST
What book is it? A small percentage of books are only formatted for one platform or another, and not all of them. Does the product page for the book show that it's compatible with the Paperwhite?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 10:54:14 AM PST
Em Aledizzle says:
Hi thank you for answering! I have wifi and Ive logged into my library's overdrive and then I log into my Amazon account I able to get the book but then it never sends it to my kindle. It just gives me the choice to send it to the cloud but never my kindle. I don't have parental controls on my kindle. My question if anyone knows is how can I get Amazon to list my kindle as a place to send the book to since my cloud account won't see the book? Thank you all for your help!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 9:19:16 AM PST
Charlie says:
Is your Paperwhite set up with parental controls? I believe that public library books are not accessible if the paperwhite is running under a child profile.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 9:14:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2014 9:20:51 AM PST
PS56k says:
marian in tasmania says: But I would really like to be able to download library books through Overdrive.
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Question - do you have WiFi avail...at home, library, school, McD, Sbux, etc ?

Getting library books from your library is easy - maybe :)
First, does your local library have a link to Overdrive for borrowing ?

You sign into Overdrive with your library card ID,
browse for library books avail,
and then [checkout] and setup for download... in KINDLE FORMAT.

You will then be re-directed to the Amazon Kindle website & signin.

The library book will then be handled from the Amazon Kindle website,
as if bought it - the Amazon Kindle website acting as the conduit to your Kindle.

You then [target] which physical Kindle device, or Kindle reading app you want to receive the downloaded book....
either via WiFi - or via USB/computer if no WiFi connection can be used.

Turn on and sync the Kindle (for WiFi)
or download to computer and then transfer to Kindle via USB.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 9:07:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2014 9:15:38 AM PST
PS56k says:
@ Em Aledizzle says: I am ten and I am having a hard time trying to get Library books on to my paper white kindle.
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On the Amazon manage webpage, where you are seeing your books,
do you also see your Paperwhite under the tab for [devices] ?

If not - then the Paperwhite might actually be [registered] under a different Amazon Kindle account.

You can compare... by looking under the Paperwhite's settings menu for REGISTRATION, and compare that email address with the one you are using to sign into the Amazon Kindle website.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2014 2:12:32 AM PST
Arieswoman says:
My library offers a format choice. It is very easy for me to borrow library books. I click on Kindle edition and it is delivered via wi-fi. I love my new Kindle Voyage but also own the Paperwhite.

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 2:07:11 AM PST
I want to purchase a new Kindle to replace my ancient one. Am thinking about Paperwhite, because I like its screen. But I would really like to be able to download library books through Overdrive. Don't really care if I need to go through my computer to a usb and usb to Kindle so long as Kindle can read it. Any suggestions?

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 12:01:30 AM PST
Em Aledizzle says:
Hi everyone, thank you for all your time and answers. I am ten and I am having a hard time trying to get Library books on to my paper white kindle. I go through all the steps you listed but the books never get to my kindle. When I go to manage my stuff I see the books but it won't let me send them anywhere. It only says send to cloud and the cloud part of my kindle won't see it even though I sync it every 2 mins! I have wifi and I think I'm doing everything right. How can I make Amazon give me the option to send it to the kindle and not just the kindle cloud? Thank you all.

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 8:15:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2014 8:21:30 PM PDT
PS56k says:
As others have mentioned - the 3M Library Service ONLY supports ePub, which requires a reader app to be installed on some version of a TABLET - thus - the Paperwhite, which can't install apps, will not work with any library service that only supports ePub format.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/library-systems-NA/library-technologies/ebook-lending/

Compatible 3M Library devices:

3M - iOS App
iPad®
iPhone®
iPod touch®

3M - Android App
Android™ Phones
Android™ Devices

3M - Nook App
NOOK® Tablets

3M - PC/Mac App
Windows®/Mac OS X

NOOK® eReader - (native ePub and ADE ereader)
Kobo™ eReader - (native ePub and ADE ereader)

3M - Kindle Fire App
Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire HDX

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2014 7:53:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 10, 2014 7:55:51 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
The 3m service only has epub format ebooks. My local library had it for a year and are going back to Overdrive (thank goodness). You won't be able to get any of the 3m books on your PW since epub is not supported on the e-ink kindles.

ETA: You can read the books on your PC using Adobe Digital Editions and I think you can read 3m books directly on the 3m site using your PC. I know you can use Adobe Digital Editions, I have done that (PC only).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2014 7:48:13 PM PDT
Teresa says:
I have a Kindle Paperwhite too, and I can't figure out how to download up upload books to it. My library uses 3M, which doesn't seem to support it (only the Fire, which they say to download an app for). My library also isn't on Overdrive. :( They are Danbury Library. I actually went there to ask the librarians in person and no one was helpful at all. I downloaded the 3M software to my PC, but I don't see any way to upload via USB.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014 7:57:42 PM PDT
Artist says:
You're welcome. If you need any more help, just post again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014 7:07:40 PM PDT
Oh! THANK YOU! And my parents had no idea how either.

Posted on May 9, 2014 7:18:43 PM PDT
Artist says:
Yes, you can borrow books using a Paperwhite, as long as your local library offers Kindle books and you have a library card. First, go to www.overdrive.com and enter your zip code to see if your library is enrolled with the Overdrive system. If it is, read the following:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200747550

Can you get one of your parents to help you?

There's also a user's guide on the Paperwhite. I have 3 other Kindles, and I find the Paperwhite to be the least intuitive.

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2014 6:20:02 PM PDT
It is not very...appealing.

Posted on May 9, 2014 6:18:40 PM PDT
This paperwhite has proved to be quite peculiar and highly unsuitable for me...

Posted on May 9, 2014 6:16:11 PM PDT
How do you even borrow books on kindle paperwhite?!?!?!? Please help! (girl age 11 )

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 1:07:07 PM PST
Tess says:
Of course it is easier when it downloads directly via wifi. I had a very difficult time trying to figure out how to do it when the usb is required (I think the directions are not so user-friendly). I called the public librarian and he guided me through it step by step...it's really easy now that I know how to do it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 12:50:03 PM PST
PS56k says:
@ Emily Duffield says: ive just purchased a kindle paperlight (paperwhite) and I have to say im utterly dissapointed.
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Yeah, me too - I'm totally disappointed that you can't figure this out with the tons of other identical topics and solutions offered....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 8:26:53 AM PST
I have the wi-fi Paperwhite and the library books automatically download to my Kindle. My older Kindle, a 3G 2nd generation, needed extra steps. I found that having the wi-fi only is much easier.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 6:43:39 AM PST
Sarida says:
Yeah! On your computer (desktop/laptop) go to your local library's web site and follow the links for their Overdrive portal.

Login with YOUR library's login and library card number that you have already set up with them.

Choose the book you want to check out. Click "borrow" it will come to a new screen and ask you to choose the format. Remember, not ALL library books are in Kindle format.

choose/click "Kindle" then you need to click "Confirm and download." That will take you to the Amazon web site at which point you may need to login with your Amazon account information. Then on the right is a "Download" button. You choose to download it to your Paperwhite that you have already registered to your Amazon account.

It will now show up on your Manage Your Kindle Page. At that point you can choose to send it to your phone's Kindle app assuming you have downloaded that from the App Store.

When you are on wifi, turn on your Paperwhite and it will show up.

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 2:32:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 26, 2014 2:37:25 AM PST
C. Tompkins says:
It's hard to help if you don't tell us what you tried that didn't work?

Do you have WiFi ?

On your computer:
go to
https://search.overdrive.com/

in the big search bar, enter your zip code and click search

click on your library from the results that come up

on the page that comes up, below the map, click on the Library website link

Find a book you want, in Kindle format, and go thru the checkout process

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 12:27:11 AM PST
ive just purchased a kindle paperlight and I have to say im utterly dissapointed. For someone who is pretty tech savvy, - mac, iphone...i am finding it ridiculously hard and laborious to try and download books from my local library - infact im finding it impossible. I think I will actually return the kindle as i am getting so fed up with all the different links it keeps telling me to go to. highly frustrated here - can anyone help?
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