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You can read Kindle Books borrowed from your library with Amazon® Kindle devices or free Kindle reading apps (available on many platforms).
Note: Kindle Books are currently available for US libraries only.
A registered Kindle device or reading app
Kindle for Android
Kindle for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
Kindle for BlackBerry
Kindle for Windows Phone 7
Kindle for PC
Kindle for PC with Accessibility for Blind and Low-Vision users Note: Please see Kindle's website for more information on accessible options.
Kindle for Mac
Kindle Cloud Reader
An Amazon Account
A Kindle Book from your library
From your home screen, select the book you want to read. If you need to download a Kindle Book that you've already checked out, you'll find it under 'Archived Items.' An active Wi-Fi connection is needed to download a library book. Note: Certain publishers' titles are not available for over-the-air delivery. If over-the-air delivery is not available, you will need to download the title, then transfer it to your Kindle via USB.
Kindle Books open either to the first page, or wherever you previously left off.
An active Internet connection is needed while reading to save your progress across multiple devices.
If you switch devices, books will open where you left off no matter which device you use.
Notes and bookmarks are also synced to your Kindle account.
Press the > button to go forward a page, and the < button to go back a page.
Press the Menu button for extra features like notes and highlighting.
To learn more about Kindle devices, check out Amazon's product page.
The Kindle reading app works virtually the same on any registered device.
Open the Kindle reading app on your device. The app either opens to the last book you were reading, or to your Kindle home screen.
From your Kindle Home screen, select the book you want to read.
Books on your Amazon account that haven't been downloaded to your device are listed in the 'Archive.'
Downloaded books are listed under 'On Device' or 'Downloaded Items.'
On a touchscreen, swipe from right to left to go forward a page, or left to right to go back a page.
If you have a trackpad, you can flick across it to change pages.
Tapping the center of the screen or clicking the trackpad shows your options and progress, including a shortcut back to the home screen.