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Overdrive for Kindle: OverDrive App for Kindle Fire devices

How to use Overdrive eBooks on your Kindle

Getting started with Kindle Fire devices

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.

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, select I am under 13 years old instead.

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

Step 3

When the download/installation is complete, the Overdrive icon will show up on your Kindle's home screen.

In the OverDrive app, find your library's OverDrive website. On most Kindle Fires, you can do this by swiping from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add a library. On first generation Kindle Fires, tap the Add a library icon 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.

Step 4

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

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library's OverDrive website. You can:

  • Download EPUB eBooks* and MP3 audiobooks directly to the OverDrive app.
  • Select Kindle Book (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon's website and send the book to your Kindle.
  • Add streaming videos to the OverDrive app.
    Note: Some streaming video titles (like those from Starz) cannot be played on Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets.
  • Tap Read to open and read OverDrive Read  eBooks right in your browser. 

*Note: If you're using a first generation Kindle Fire, you'll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID to download EPUB eBooks. It's a one-time, free process that takes just moments to complete.


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**Note** Choose EPUB format books. Kindle format books will not work on the Overdrive App.