free Kindle app on your iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, or Windows Phone 7.
*Kindle Fire-As an Android-based device, the Kindle Fire can either use the process for Kindle-format eBooks here
OR the process for Android (EPUB-format eBooks and MP3-format audiobooks) described under Android Mobile Devices below. Get the OverDrive Media Console app from the Amazon Appstore for Android.
Watch this short video (3:53) to learn how to browse, checkout
and get library eBooks on your Kindle.
Want to return your library eBooks for Kindle early?
Go to "Manage Your Kindle" on the Amazon website.
Library eBooks published by Penguin cannot be wirelessly downloaded
to Kindles (as of 2/10/2012). These eBooks must be downloaded to a computer,
then transferred via USB. Learn how on the Kindle Transfer Help Page.
OverDrive audiobooks cannot be downloaded and played on Kindles.
Not available for most Kindles due to proprietary software formats and digital rights management systems.
Axis 360 eBooks can be used on Kindle Fire (non HD) with the Blio app for Android tablets.
View or print the instructions (pdf).
Kindle Fire HD information:
"The Kindle Fire HD uses an evolved version of Amazon’s proprietary Silk browser, also found (in its previous version) on the Kindle Fire (non-HD). It appears that this browser is not fully compatible with portions of the Axis 360 Mobile site, particularly the login process. Users typically will experience an “endless login loop” that never successfully logs them in, regardless of the number of attempts. Kindle Fire HD users will need to login and complete their checkout process on some other device, then they can return to their Fire HD and enjoy the reading experience."
(from Blio Support website)
1. OverDrive Media Console app - free download through the Apple App Store (iOS), Google Play (Android), Amazon Appstore (Kindle Fire) and Nook App Store (Nook Tablet/Color/HD). 2. Adobe ID - activate the device with an Adobe ID in the OverDrive Media Console's Settings.
3. Add the Northern California Digital Library (includes the Palo Alto City Library)
in the OverDrive Media Console to get eBooks.
Look for the "Get Books" option in the OverDrive Media Console, then search by name or zip code.
Note: OverDrive eBooks in the EPUB format and audiobooks in the MP3 format are supported on these devices,
but not eBooks in the PDF format or audiobooks in the WMA format.
The third-party app Bluefire Reader for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
will allow you to open and read PDF eBooks. Instructions are available from Bluefire.
Choose the Blio format when checking out eBooks to read in Blio, or EPUB/PDF formats when chekcing out eBooks to read in axisReader, or Acoustik format for checking out audiobooks to listen to in Acoustik.
Connect your Axis 360 website user profile with your Blio account and/or Acoustik account.
Windows mobile devices
Start by downloading the OverDrive Media Console app: