Galion Public Library now offers electronic book and audiobook
checkouts for your Kindle device through the
Ohio Digital Library
Getting Library Books for Kindle
- You will need:
- your Kindle device
- a computer with internet access
- your library card
- your Amazon.com account
(the one your Kindle is registered under).
- Whenever you want an ebook, visit the
Digital Library ebook website.
Click the Sign In link in the header, choose
Galion Public Library from the drop-down list of
libraries, and enter your library card number to sign in.
- Find the ebooks you want.
You can either browse through the collection (using the
Browse links down the left side of the page) or search
for whatever you like. Ebooks come in several different
formats (EPUB, PDF, Kindle, etc), and audio materials are
available in a couple of different formats as well (MP3 vs
WMA), so be sure to choose a format that your device
supports. All Kindle devices support the
Kindle ebook format.
- Just like a regular library book, an ebook may be available
right away, or there may be a waiting list.
If you join a waiting list, you will receive email when the
book becomes available for you.
- If a book is available right away, there will be an
Add to cart link. Clicking the
to cart link tells the site that you want to check out the
book. If you like, you can add several books to your cart
before you check out.
- Whenever you add a book to your cart, you can either continue
browsing or proceed to checkout. When you
proceed to checkout link, the site will ask
you whether you prefer a 14-day or 7-day checkout. The book
will automatically expire from your device after the set amount
of time, so you don't have to worry about
books on time: it's automatic. The advantage of a 7-day
checkout is that you will be able to check out more books
sooner. (Due to high demand, there is a limit to how many
books you can have out at once.) Select the lending period you
prefer and click the
Confirm Check Out button.
- Once you have checked out, there will be a
Get for Kindle link. (If you come back
later, you can find this link under your My Digital Bookshelf
when you sign in.) Click the
Get for Kindle link.
This will take you to Amazon's listing for the book.
- Amazon's listing for the book should have a
Get library book link.
Click it, and follow Amazon's instructions.
(If you are not already logged into the Amazon website, you
will need to do so. Use the username and password for the
Amazon account under which your Kindle is registered.)
The book will now be associated with your Amazon account.
- The next time your Kindle device syncs with Amazon and
checks for new books, it will find and retrieve your new
library book. (One way to sync your Kindle device
is to connect it to a wireless access point.
If you do not have wireless at home, you can
do this at the library.)
Returning Kindle Books Early
One of the nice things about ebooks is that they
return themselves after the
loan period. However, it is also possible to return
them early. Here's how:
- Go to www.amazon.com.
- Click on Your Account.
- Amazon will ask you to log in,
if you haven't already.
Use the email address and password for the Amazon
account to which your Kindle device is registered.
- Scroll down the Your Account page to the section labeled
- Under Digital Management, click the
Manage Your Kindle link.
- Now you should see a list of all the ebooks that
Amazon has associated with your account. To the right
of each title is a button labeled Actions.
- Click on the Actions button, and you will see a list of
possible actions. One of the actions you can perform is
- After returning the book, use the
Delete from library action to remove
it from your Kindle.