Books from Live-brary to your Kindle

Download Books from Live-brary to your Kindle
(Kindle, Kindle DX, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD)
Go to by typing the address into your address bar or through the link on the library
homepage. Click the eBooks link on the left side (as seen below).
Log in to browse for available books. Click “Account” then choose your library from the drop down list.
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After choosing your library, enter your library barcode number and click “Sign In”
Once logged in, you can see what eBooks you currently have checked out on your Bookshelf. You can
use the Holds option to view eBook Holds (as seen below – left).
To find a book, click the search box in the upper right corner and type in the title or author name (as
seen below - right).
Note: The search will return all items that contain any of the search terms. Use quotes to specify exact
titles or names. You can also use the Advanced Search option to specify additional search terms.
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A search for “Patterson” returns all eBooks and Audiobooks containing “Patterson” in the record (as
seen below). Click an item to borrow it (in this example: Alex Cross’s Trial).
Note: eBooks will have a book icon in the upper right corner of the title’s picture. Audiobooks will have a
headphone icon. You can choose to see only one type by clicking the appropriate filter on the left side.
You can also choose to only see books that are available by clicking “Available Now.” “Library Collection”
includes books that may need to be put on hold. Use “Additional Titles” to find titles that you may want
to request.
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After clicking an item you will get its information screen (as seen below – left). Click “Borrow” to check
out an item and be taken to your Bookshelf to download it (as seen below – right).
Clicking “Download” will give you the option to download the book in either Kindle or Adobe ePub
format (as seen below – left). Choose Kindle Book format and click “Confirm & Download” (as seen
below – right).
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Once you’ve clicked Confirm & Download, a new window will open showing you Amazon’s
page for the book. Click the “Get library book” button to proceed (as seen below – left). Next
you will be prompted to log in to your Amazon account. Enter you information to log in (as seen
below – right).
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be prompted to select one of your Kindle devices to send the
eBook to (as seen below). If you have not yet registered your Kindle with your Amazon account,
you can choose the “Register a new Kindle” option. When you’re ready, click the button to
If available on your device, this will allow you to send the book via WiFi.
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If your device doesn’t have WiFi or you’d like to download the eBook to your computer and
transfer it via USB cable, you can choose “Download now” – this option is required for certain
publisher’s book or if you have a 3G only Kindle (as seen below – left). You will be prompted to
download the book to your computer (as seen below – right).
Connecting your Kindle device to your computer:
1. Plug the larger end of a USB cable into an available USB port or a powered USB hub connected
to your computer.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on the bottom of your Kindle
When connected to your computer, your Kindle device will go into USB drive mode and its battery will be
recharged by the computer. Your wireless service is temporarily shut off and you will not receive any of
your subscriptions while in this mode. Also, your Kindle device is not usable as a reading device while
you are in USB drive mode, but will return right to where you were when you eject the Kindle device from
your computer.
Transferring Kindle content
1. Once connected to a computer using a USB cable, your Kindle device will appear in the same
location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the
"Computer" or "My Computer" menu. For Mac users, the drive will appear on the desktop.
2. Open the Kindle drive. You will see several folders inside, one of which will be named
"documents." This is the folder you will move the downloaded file into.
3. Locate the downloaded file and copy it into the documents folder. You can generally copy files by
clicking and dragging the file to the folder.
Safely eject your Kindle device from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear
on the Home screen.
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