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Initial post: Apr 25, 2014 11:30:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2014 11:43:35 AM PDT
hfarber316 says:
I have a 1st generation Kindle and wonder whether I can download digital library books on it?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 11:39:49 AM PDT
 Ann says:
Yes, if your library lends books in Kindle format. Instructions are here - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=kindle_help_forum_faq?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200747550

Also, you should come back and edit your post to remove your email address. This is a public customer forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 11:40:36 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
First you need to edit your post to remove your email before you are overwhelmed with spam.

Does your library have Kindle version of ebooks?

Are you sure you have the 1st Generation Kindle that came at around 2008?

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 11:47:08 AM PDT
hfarber316 says:
It really is a 1st generation Kindle and I believe that I only have experimental internet capabilities. I can't seem to use the internet to download anything and of course I don't have wi-fi. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 11:54:07 AM PDT
 Ann says:
You don't download library books using the experimental browser. You need to use a web browser on a computer to go to your library's website and check out the books. You then need to use the "Download and transfer via USB" option to copy the book from your computer to the Kindle. Follow the instructions on the help page posted above to check out books to your account, then go to this page for USB transfer instructions - http://smile.amazon.com/kindletransfer

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 11:59:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2014 12:00:33 PM PDT
hfarber316 says:
Thanx so much for your helpful reply. I' mot sure what the """ means. Howard

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 12:50:40 PM PDT
loriltx says:
If it is truly the first Kindle e-reader--came out in late 2007--I don't think you can borrow from the library.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 12:54:23 PM PDT
According to this page, any generation Kindle can be used:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000718231

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 12:59:16 PM PDT
loriltx says:
Maybe there was an update to it. I know I used a 1st generation for a couple of years and that was one of the big issues when library lending became available was that it would not work with the 1st generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 1:03:00 PM PDT
I've never borrowed a Kindle book from a library, and I don't have the first gen Kindle. So no first hand info here. It doesn't use WiFi, so you would have to transfer via USB, if it is possible.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 1:06:58 PM PDT
loriltx says:
I don't believe the 1st generation kindle had wifi capability--only 3G. Therefore, you would have to transfer via USB and a computer.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 4:29:11 PM PDT
hfarber316 says:
Thanx so much for the input from all who made suggestions. I will start working on my early Kindle tomorrow and hopefully, I can get the Kindle working with e-books from the library.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 10:29:49 PM PDT
bookcrazy says:
keyword http://amazon.com/kindle-support
scroll down to the search box and enter "library books"
under the first section called "Borrow Books from Kindle Owner's Library click on "borrow, lend and rent books"
click on "Borrow books from public library"
this should give you the information you are seeking. there is even a video!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2014 5:18:44 AM PDT
hfarber316 says:
Thanx 4 your excellent suggestion. I will try it today. Howard
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