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OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks: Android Devices

Getting Started

Step 1: Install app: OverDrive app or Amazon Kindle Reading.

Step 2: Check out an eBook from OverDrive eBooks.

Step 3: Download the book and enjoy!

Obtaining an Amazon Account

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 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.

Checkout & Download Kindle eBooks on an Android Device

To download a Kindle book from a browser:

  1. Browse or search by title, subject or author and find a Kindle format book.
  2. Select Borrow.
  3. Sign-in with a current UDelNet ID and password.
  4. Click on Download  and then select EPUB or Kindle Book.
  5. Click on Confirm & Download. You will be redirected to the Amazon site to complete checkout. 

Returning an EPUB Book Early

1. From the bookshelf, tap the plus sign next to the title being returned.

2. Tap Return/Delete to display the return options.

3. Tap Return then Delete to return the title to the University of Delaware Library.

Returning a Book Early

The eBooks can be returned early from the Your Kindle Library section of Manage Your Kindle at

  1. Find the eBook title on the list of items. 
  2. Locate the Actions pull-down menu to the right. 
  3. Choose Return this Book from the menu. A Return Loan Confirmation box will appear asking for confirmation of the return.

Amazon Kindle Reading App

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 and mouse over Hello-SignIn-YourAccount (top right). Click Start Here (under the yellow Sign In button) and follow the instructions provided.