A free Amazon account is required to log in to a Kindle or Kindle Reading app and use OverDrive eBooks on computers and portable devices.
To create a new account go to Amazon.com and mouse over Hello-Sign In-Your Account (top right). Click Start Here (under the yellow Sign In button) and follow the instructions.
To associate the account with a device, go to Menu, Settings, Registration and log in.
If a Kindle customer, install a Amazon Kindle Reading app to read Kindle format eBooks.
An Amazon Kindle account will be needed. To create a new account, go to Amazon.com and mouse over Hello-SignIn-YourAccount (top right). Click Start Here (under the yellow Sign In button) and follow the instructions provided.
A free Adobe ID is required in order to use the OverDrive Media Console app for portable devices and to install Adobe Digital Editions on multiple computers and/or devices (up to six). Go to Adobe.com, click Sign In and follow the directions.
Browse or search OverDrive eBooks by title, subject or author. Find a book that has the Kindle format available.
To access Adobe EPUB format eBooks on the Kindle Fire, obtain an Adobe ID and download and install the OverDrive Media Console for Android devices. The OverDrive app is available in the Amazon app store.
When the download/installation is complete, the OverDrive icon will appear on the Carousel. Follow the instructions to choose University of Delaware Library and start using OverDrive eBooks.
If using an older model Kindle or an eBook not available for wireless download, transfer the eBook via USB cable. After checking out the book and arriving at Amazon.com, follow these steps.
The eBooks can be returned early from the Your Kindle Library section of Manage Your Kindle at Amazon.com.
OverDrive Read is a simple way to enjoy eBooks using a web browser. There are no apps to download, no software to install, just click ‘Read’ and start reading. The book opens in a web browser, complete with the navigation controls found on any dedicated eReader.