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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011, 7:12:33 PM PST
R. Heller says:
I have borrowed an ebook from my library through Overdrive and downloaded the free Kindle app for PC. Amazon does not recognize the fact that I have the Kindle app on my PC despite the fact that when I open the app it acknowledges me as the owner of the app. Amazon says that it does not see a registered device to support the ebook that I am attempting to send to the Kindle for pc app. Any ideas ?

Posted on Dec 8, 2011, 11:02:46 AM PST
whe i go to a book at the library it says if it is a Kindle book download. Some books do not come up as KINDLE but for other devices. Is it possible to download these books to the KINDLE or do I stay with KINDLE BOOKS only?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011, 11:07:13 AM PST
You need the Kindle version. It's up to your library which versions of which ebooks it purchases.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011, 11:14:45 AM PST
thanks so much I was a bit confused!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011, 11:50:13 AM PST
No, it's up to the publisher which versions of which ebooks they offer. Some publishers offer only epub; others have kindle and epub. There's no extra charge - one charge gets the library all the available ereader formats.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2011, 10:49:37 PM PST
bobkravitz says:
Is there a way to transfer my Ibooks from my Iphone to a Kindle Fire?

Posted on Dec 21, 2011, 6:33:26 PM PST
quiver of 8 says:
Its up to the LIBRARY, mine lends kindle or Nook for 21 days

Posted on Mar 11, 2012, 6:16:44 AM PDT
NY Gal says:
I have been borrowing Kindle books from the library to use with my Kindle for Android app and/or Kindle for PC. One of the books says it can only be downloaded and transferred via USB. This is from my Amazon.com account. Does anyone know how to do this using either a PC or Android phone? I also have an iPad 2 with Kindle for iPad app, so I could use that device too . I just can't seem to get this book on any of my devices.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012, 4:21:59 PM PDT
Kathy Dawson says:
The title of this discussion is misleading - library books for Kindle are currently only available in the USA. It should read that in the title so people like me don't end up buying a Kindle and then not being able to use it! It is misleading of Amazon to state so, when the product is so widely available worldwide. Until the library feature is added to the Kindle outside the USA, I am protesting by refusing to buy anything, and I mean anything, from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012, 4:23:29 PM PDT
So you read a thread title and buy a Kindle based on that, without even bothering to open up the thread and read the FIRST SENTENCE of said thread?

"We're excited to tell you that starting today, Kindle and Kindle app customers can borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 libraries in the United States."

Posted on Apr 27, 2012, 4:40:30 PM PDT
quiver of 8 says:
It is NOT up to amazon/kindle to "add library access". Each library decides IF they will as well as WHAT books they will stock. My local library does NOT offer ebooks and has no plans to do so (I live in US). I don't blame kindle for that though. Borrowing for the kindle is MUCH easier then borrowing for the nook as htye get sent right to the kindle. Maybe you could pay to join the philadlephia free library? they offer ebook access for only a $35? fee if you don't live there. Either way its not amazons fault.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012, 10:50:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012, 10:54:09 AM PDT
lazylady says:
There is a connector that uses USB on one end and the same small connector for your kindle that is used on the recharger device. If your PC, tablet or phone has a USB slot you can download to the tablet into your kindle. Walmart has a set of connectors that are universal to most US devices. But you must first make sure you have a USB slot on the device you intend to download to from the Library. A PC always has USB slots unless it is older than 2000 or 2002. check your manual and PC kindle is available at Amazon for free download, then you can use the tail with the right connectors to download to your kindle. a simple operation once you've done it. Ask a friend to help if you don't think you can do it yourself. But I'll bet you can if you try.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012, 8:52:24 PM PDT
Sandra Rowan says:
great what about Canadian libraries

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013, 8:13:39 PM PDT
I HaVe An Android Phone that has Overdrive And The Kindle app Installed. It Says That I Dont Have A Compatable Unit When I Try To Download The Book I Checked Out To My Amazon Account. I Have My windows Pc And My Phone Both Registerd To My Account. Why Won't My Account' show That I Have Checked Out The Book And That iIt's Available For USB Transfe Or To Read On My Pc KIndle?
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