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Initial post: Oct 28, 2013 5:10:46 PM PDT
LadyJane says:
My library offers Overdrive Read books to send to Kindle Fire, however I don't have wireless so I have do it via USB cord.
Overdrive Read can be read on the computer as well.
I need to know if I can download the Overdrive Read book to my Kindle via USB somehow, or once it is on my computer to be read if I can still tranfer it to my Kindle Fire somehow.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2013 5:50:18 PM PDT
C. Stapleton says:
I think the one time I had a library book that was Overdrive Read I had started to read it on my computer, but the next time I turned on the WiFi on my Fire HD I was able to read it on my device without transferring via USB. It was still in the format of Overdrive Read (with the chapters listed to the side for me) but it was on my Fire without transferring via USB.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 5:54:22 PM PDT
C. Stapleton says:
I actually still have one that is Overdrive Read. I was on my library website on my Fire and I chose the option to read in browser and it opened on my Fire. No transfer required.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 6:46:47 PM PDT
C. Stapleton says:
Sorry, just realized you said you didn't have WiFi.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 7:15:21 PM PDT
I don't believe that you can download a book for the Fire to transfer via USB. It is expected on the Fire that you will have wi-fi. Go to a Starbucks or something and download it.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 7:53:50 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
LadyJane - You have the internet connected to your PC so why not do yourself a favor and add a wireless router and use the Wi-Fi on your Kindle? The cheapest router you can buy at a reputable store including Amazon will work great. for example Netgear WPN824N N150 Wireless Router
for $20 would work well. Connection is easy, you just unplug the ethernet cable going to the computer and plug it into the Modem connector on the router. Then you connect a cable (included) between the router and back to the computer. The setup is fairly easy and done using the PC.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 28, 2013 7:58:33 PM PDT
Sarida says:
Didn't you have to have wifi to originally set it up to your account? How did you do that?

Starbucks, malls, hospitals, doctor's offices, Lowes, McDonalds, and probably many more restaurants have free wifi.

If you are like me, and live 25 miles from free wifi, that might not be an option, so the suggestion of adding a wifi router to your home system seems easy and cost effective. The money you would save by borrowing instead of buying library books would far outweigh the cost of the router.
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