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Overdrive for Kindle: Transfer a Kindle titles via USB

How to use Overdrive eBooks on your Kindle

Transferring Kindle Content via USB

Transferring a library eBook to your Kindle works just like any other Kindle Book transfer would. When your Kindle is plugged into your computer with a USB cable, it will appear as a removable storage device. 


To transfer content from your computer to your Kindle, use the USB cable you received with your device.

1.      Visit Manage Your Content and Devices from Amazon site.

2.      Connect your device to your computer with the USB cable. Your device will appear in the same location on your computer that external USB drives appear.

  • Windows: Your device will appear in the Computer or My Computer folder.
  • Mac: Your device will appear on the desktop.

3.     Open the device folder, and then open the Documents or Internal Documents folder.

4.      Locate the downloaded file on your computer, and then drag and drop the compatible file into the appropriate folder. Depending on your device type, the folder names may vary.

  • For example, on Kindle Paperwhite, move books to the Documents folder. On Kindle Fire tablets, move books to the Books folder.

5.     Safely disconnect your device from your computer once the transfer is complete.