Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kindle Guide (e-Ink Readers)

 
If you have a Kindle E-Ink Reader...
  • Most, but not all of the eBooks in our collection are compatible with the Kindle.
  • It is not possible to add audiobooks to your e-ink Kindle from our NHDB service. 

Compatible Formats
  • Kindle Books
    • Most Kindle Books can be transferred wirelessly via Wi-Fi to the device. 
    • Library eBooks cannot be transferred on the device's 3G/cellular network. 
    • The Kindle Books published by Penguin require you to download the Kindle Book to a computer and transfer it to the device with a USB cable. This requirement is expected to be removed soon. 
Requirements
  • You must have a library card in good standing from one of the 200 member New Hampshire Public Libraries. 
  • You need to know your card number and perhaps a library account PIN or prefix. Contact your local librarian for more information. 
  • You will need to know your Amazon ID (email address) and password to get Kindle Books onto your device. 

Tips
  • You will need to search for Kindle Books on our site using a computer or tablet. It is not recommended to use the Kindle's experimental browser. 
  • First generation Kindles that lack Wi-Fi will need to transfer the library Kindle Books from a computer with a USB cable. 
  • Although some models of Kindle e-ink readers have the ability to play Audible audiobooks from Amazon, it is not recommended to add MP3 audiobooks from our service. There are extremely limited music controls on the devices -- and some Kindle e-ink readers lack speakers or headphone jacks altogether.

Instructions

Read the blog post Kindle Book Instructions
Download the PDF of the Kindle Book Instructions 
Learn how to transfer Kindle Books with a USB cable from a computer
Learn how to return Kindle Books early to the collection
Learn how to delete expired titles from the Kindle