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Kindle Overdrive Instructions

Click here to learn how to download an ebook to your Kindle!

It’s the news you have been waiting for! We are pleased to announce that HopkinseBook collection is now compatible with the Amazon Kindle! You can now browse and download free library eBooks from Hopkins' Overdrive subscription to a Kindle eReader or any device running the free Kindle app.

Here is the process for checking out a library eBook for Kindle:

  • Visit Hopkins’ eBook collection from Overdrive. 
  • Browse for a Kindle eBook and check it out using your Hopkins Public Library card number.
  • Click the “Get for Kindle” button. This opens the website. You may be required to sign in with your account if you are not already logged in.
  • Select a Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the “Get library book” button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB.
  • An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device.  If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, read Amazon’s instructions for transferring files via USB.

Users who enjoy eBooks on Kindle will benefit from Amazon’s Whispersync technology that synchronizes notes, highlights and last page read between their Kindle and free Kindle apps.