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Digital Library Now Available To Kindle Users

Digital Library Now Available To Kindle Users

The Great River Regional Library (GRRL) Digital Library is now compatible and accessible with Kindle devices.

Our Digital Library provides a wide selection of popular eBooks and eAudiobooks. Digital resources check out for a limited period, just like printed books. The Digital Library is powered by OverDrive, a third-party provider of digital library services. Previously, OverDrive was not compatible with Kindle, the popular eBook reader sold by online retailer Amazon. OverDrive has worked with Amazon to make its downloads now compatible on all Kindle devices or by using free Kindle apps on iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, and other mobile devices. (There may be a small number of PDF titles that are not yet available for Kindle, but that number will continue to decrease.)

“We are delighted that we can provide our digital library services to Kindle users,” said Mic Golden, the library’s collection development coordinator. Kindle is the most popular e-reader on the market, and Golden anticipates increased use of the Digital Library. “We have a limited budget with which to respond, but we hope to meet increased demand.”

All browsing, searching, and checkout of eBook titles will be unchanged. If you check out a Kindle Book, a "Get for Kindle" link will be presented that opens a new window (or tab) at Amazon prompting you to log in to your Amazon account. Fulfillment will occur at Amazon's website so you will need an Amazon account to access the library eBook in the Kindle format. No purchase or credit card is required but you will need to provide an email address.
Once signed in, select which Kindle device or free Kindle app you want to deliver the title to for reading. Browse, check out, and fulfillment of Kindle Books from the library can be completed from web browsers on PC and Mac, iPad, and numerous other tablet devices. As with items checked out to other digital devices, the eBook will expire at the end of the lending period.