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E-Readers at the Palisades Free Library: Getting Started with Kindle E Ink Devices: Kindle Voyage, Paperwhite, Touch, Keyboard

Did you know? The library has e-readers available! Have your own device and want to download eBooks and audiobooks from the library? We can help with that, too!

Getting Started with Kindle E Ink Devices: Kindle Voyage, Paperwhite, Touch, Keyboard

You can use OverDrive to borrow and enjoy eBooks from the library on your Kindle e-reader. Learn how to search for a title, borrow & download, and place a hold by clicking on the tabs below.

Kindle E Ink Devices

Step 1: Use a computer to open the Palisades Free Library's Overdrive site at

*You can also access Overdrive through the library's web site at On the library's homepage click on:

Step 2: Tap on     in the upper right corner to log in with your library barcode and PIN number. By default, your PIN number is the last four digits of the phone number associated with your library record.

*Signing in allows you to view and access additional Advantage titles available only to Palisades Free Library patrons.


Step 3: Click on Subjects or Collections to start browsing. You can search by collection, format, or genre. You can also search for a specific title or author by using the search box.


*You can filter your search by format, subject, publisher, device, etc., through the menu located on the left hand side of your screen. To limit results to only titles you can check out now, tap AVAILABLE NOW.                                                                                                              

*The icons on the top of the book cover indicate if a title is available:

Step 1: To borrow a title on your Kindle, click on the book cover of the eBook you want to check out (or click on  ).

*If you did not previously sign in, you will be prompted to sign in with your library barcode and PIN number.


Step 2: Click


Step 3: Click to go to your Loans.

Step 4: Click Download and select Kindle Book:

Step 5:  You will be automatically directed to the Amazon web site to complete your check out.


*If you are not already signed in to Amazon, you will be prompted to enter your Amazon account information.


Step 5: Choose a device to deliver the eBook to from the drop down menu. Your eBook will be delivered wirelessly to your device.


*Make sure the Wi-Fi on your Kindle is turned on.

Titles that are currently unavailable can be placed on hold.


Step 1: Click


If you would like automatic checkouts go to Settings and check the circle that says “Have your holds automatically borrowed for you as they become available”:

If you do not choose automatic checkout, you will have 3 days from the time you receive the email to borrow the title or it will go to the next person on the Holds list.



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