How do I...?
Get a library card
Renew my library card
Use a library computer
Access my account
Search for a title
Place a hold
Renew my checkouts
Request a program
Request a library tour
Contact the library
Books & eBooks
Kids & Parents
Downloading eBooks to your Kindle
Register your Kindle device with
. You must have an Amazon account in order to check out free, library books from KPL.
Log into your Amazon account.
links, click on
. You will be transferred to the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services web site. KPL is a member of this consortium
Click “Sign-In” and enter your home library (Kalamazoo Public Library) and library card number
Locate eBooks that are available in Kindle format. If the title is checked out, place a Hold on the book.
Once you’ve located a book of interest and made sure that it is available, click on the book cover. You will find important format information as well as the place Hold feature if the book is checked out
To checkout, click the
Go to bookshelf
Get for Kindle
Make sure to select the correct format (Kindle) and click the “Confirm” button
You will be transferred to Amazon.com’s site where you are already signed in
Once signed in, use the dropdown menu to select where you want the book delivered to and then click
Get Library Book
You will be asked to either
the book file.
the book to your computer’s desktop
Plug in your Kindle device. Open the folder on your Kindle called “
Locate the book file on your desktop and copy and paste (or drag) the file into the
Safely eject your Kindle device
The book should appear on your device’s
To return your book early, go to your
Manage Your Kindle
page, locate the book and use the far right-hand dropdown menu (
) and select
Return Library Book