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Initial post: Apr 16, 2014 4:45:41 PM PDT
Now a Texan says:
I downloaded an epub book from my library and don't know where it went? How do I find it? Can I get it onto my Kindle? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 4:47:36 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
It probably downloaded on your computer. What type of Kindle do you have? Only the Fires have the ability to read epubs the way they are - on an app. To get library books for eink kindles, you need to get the Kindle version (my library has options for most books on which version you want to download).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 5:34:39 PM PDT
Artist says:
You need to tell us which Kindle, and how you downloaded it from the library (i.e., using an app or from the library's web site using your computer.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 7:00:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2014 7:01:33 PM PDT
Now a Texan says:
I wanted it on my Paperwhite, I do have a Kindle Fire and a computer. I downloaded it from the library site on my computer but it didn't give me a Kindle choice like their other ebooks do. If I have to read it on the computer, where is it? In documents? Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 7:15:24 PM PDT
Kindle readers don't support the ePub format. The Fire does but, as mentioned above, you need an applicable Fire app, probably the Overdrive app.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 7:16:40 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
You can't read ePub books on a Kindle Paperwhite (or any other Kindle e-Ink model), it's an incompatible format.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 7:20:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2014 7:20:48 PM PDT
You can use this app on your Fire to manage/read public library epubs:

OverDrive Media Console: Library eBooks & Audiobooks
(There's another version available if you have a first gen Fire)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 7:24:20 PM PDT
Artist says:
It didn't give you a choice of the Kindle format because it wasn't available in Kindle format. If you don't have a device that can read e-pubs, you shouldn't borrow e-pub books in the future. I've put a hold on a couple of books that turned out to only be available in e-pub format, so I know it can be disappointing. Now I make sure to look at the available formats first.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2014 3:11:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2014 3:14:31 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ Love Comedies says: I wanted it on my Paperwhite,
I do have a Kindle Fire and a computer.
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Really hard to guess at what buttons you clicked, and the results.

As mentioned, when downloading from a library -
and you might tell us which library URL or "system" they use for ebooks -
you have a couple of choices to make:
A - which format.... as explained, Paperwhite can only use Kindle,
..... while the Fire can use native Kindle format
...... or ePUB format with an appropriate app,
.........or even the Overdrive app if that is your system.

B - the destination for the downloading ebook...
..... for Kindle format, it goes directly via WiFi to the device,
..... or can target USB transfer.

Again - hard to guess what your intentions or thinking was.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014 12:41:30 PM PDT
Pogonia says:
My husband has a Fire. When he checked out a library book there was no Kindle option so he read it on his computer. Because there was no Kindle option, overdrive was not available.

Posted on May 13, 2014 12:43:34 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
"Because there was no Kindle option, overdrive was not available."

Overdrive is not dependant on Kindles.
I think you mean something different.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014 12:47:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2014 12:50:12 PM PDT
PS56k says:
yeah - you are kinda mixing up a variety of topics.

1 - what is the URL of your library website ?
2 - does your library use Overdrive - or some other "service" ?

Some library "services" only support ePub or PDF -
whereas Overdrive supports both Kindle format AND ePub format.

For ePub formats - there are several different apps that can read ePub,
but you need to have a tablet, smartphone, Fire, etc
to install the ePub reading apps -
can't be done on the Kindle e-ink ereaders.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014 6:21:14 PM PDT
Paula says:
If your husband's library uses the Overdrive site, he could have used this app to read the ePub book.
OverDrive Media Console: Library eBooks & Audiobooks
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