You can use the OverDrive app to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX.

Notes:

  • The Kindle Book format is currently available for U.S. libraries only, but other eBook formats are available internationally.
  • Some digital formats may not be available from all libraries.

Step 1

Download the OverDrive app from one of the following:

Step 2

Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in.

If you're under 13, you may have multiple sign-in options. Learn which under-13 option is right for you.

Note: If you're using a first generation Kindle Fire, skip this step and move on to step 3.

Step 3

In the OverDrive app, find your library's OverDrive website. On most Kindle Fires, you can do this by tapping the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu, tapping Manage libraries, and then +. On first generation Kindle Fires, tap the Add a library icon (or, if you don't have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library's name to start browsing.

Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library's website.

Step 4

Borrow a title (you'll need to sign into your library's OverDrive website to complete this step).

Step 5

Once you've borrowed a title, select Add to app (if shown), or go to your Checkouts page (under your account ) to see all of your options for the title. From there, you can:

Kindle Fire tablets are based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for Kindle Fire tablets.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Step 4

Sign into your library's OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) on your library's OverDrive website. You can:

Kindle Fire tablets are based on the Android operating system, so many of our Android help articles are also useful for Kindle Fire tablets.

Check out our OverDrive app video for a visual overview of getting started in the app.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2016 09:08AM EDT