Library eBooks for your Kindle

A step by step guide

1) On your home computer, go to the library website.  This can be found at

2) Click on the link for E-Downloads. This will take you to the Overdrive website for Southwest Virginia Public Libraries:

3) Once you are at the OverDrive website, click on the “Library eBooks for Kindle” image on the left of the page.  This will cause the service to display titles that have a Kindle version available.

4) Find your item, either through browsing the listed items, or by using the search box labeled “search within these results” under the “Kindle Book” title. If you wish only to see titles that are available for immediate checkout, check the box that says “Only show titles with copies available”, then click the “submit” button next to the search box.

5) You may add any available book to your cart. You may also place a hold on any item which has a link that says “Join waiting list”. These items are currently checked out to someone else, and you will receive an email when it becomes your turn.

6) After placing an item in your cart, you will have the option to continue browsing, or check out. When you are finished selecting items, click on “Proceed to Checkout”. This will take you to a page which asks for your home library. Select “Galax Public Library” or "Carroll County Public Library" (whichever library is your home library) from the list. Then, enter your library card number including the 2 and and the 7 zeros.  Once the information is entered, click “login” at the bottom.

7) After entering the required information, a screen will appear with a summary of the items you are checking out. Click “Confirm Check Out”.

8) You should now see the “Download” screen, with a button that says “Get For Kindle” next to your items. Clicking on this button will take you to, where you can log into your Amazon account and retrieve your item by clicking on the yellow “get library book” button. You may select whether to transfer items to your Kindle, Kindle for PC on your computer, or any other Kindle compatible reading software offered by Amazon. If your Kindle does not have wi-fi, you may choose to "deliver via USB". This will allow you to save the item to your desktop. You can then transfer it to your Kindle using your USB cord.

9) That’s it! Once items are checked out and downloaded to your Kindle, you may manage them, delete them, or return them early by using the “Manage Your Kindle” link at