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Initial post: Aug 25, 2013 3:39:26 PM PDT
I just borrowed a book from the library. In the past the book would be down loaded directly to my device(s). Now it says I have the book, but it is not on my device. I think maybe it is going to my computer to be downloaded via usb. I also have an android phone now. How can I get to my devices/

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:44:07 PM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Some library books must be downloaded via usb. There should be directions on your screen as to how to do this.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 3:54:13 PM PDT
Artist says:
Did you connect to wireless and sync after you claimed the book?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 6:28:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2013 6:39:18 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
Like Just Peachy said the book publisher and or author have the choice of blocking a library book from being downloaded via Amazon Whispersync forcing the use of the USB. All J D Robb books are restricted that way. All non-Kindle formats (PDF and ePub) are always downloaded to the computer accessing the library and then to the reader using USB for example Nook and Kobo readers.

You can install the app Overdrive Media Console from the Amazon App Store which will allow direct access to your library and the book then downloads directly to the your KF. It takes several steps to setup the first time but then it works smoothly after that. You can then read the library book using the builtin OMC reader which is very simular to the Kindle reader. You select the ePub version of the book using this app and expired books are easily removed from memory.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 6:42:59 PM PDT
Artist says:
I know all that. I just asked if she connected to Wi-Fi in case it wasn't a book that required usb download. Not connecting to wireless is usually the problem for most people who say that the book is not on their device.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2013 6:57:38 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
Even if it says you have to download the book via usb, you can turn on wireless, and download from your archives/cloud directly from your kindle. I download the USB only ebooks that way all the time.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 8:01:42 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
Of course the questions that need to asked are: When you selected download from the Library did the Amazon purchase page appear or not. Did the library site say anything about downloading using USB? Also "Now it says I have the book" What is the "it" in that statement? The library? The Amazon Manage My Kindle page? Answers might help us provide support.
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