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How to Check Out a Kindle ebook from Wisconsin's Digital Library

1) Using a web browser on your tablet, smart phone, computer or Kindle Fire, go to the MORE online catalog (http://www.more.lib.wi.us), click on Digital Downloads to go to the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium website (http://dbooks.wplc.info)
(Do not use the web browser on the e-ink Kindle, Kindle Keyboard or Kindle Touch.)

Link from MORE


2) Sign in using your MORE library card.

Sign In


3) To sign in, type your library system or local library name and select it from the list.  In this example, Indianhead Federated Library System.

Select library


4) Enter your entire library card number (without any spaces) and then click on Sign In.
(You must have an up-to-date MORE library card with less than $10.00 in fines to check-out.  If you do not have a library card, go to your local Wisconsin public library to sign-up for a card.  To find your local IFLS library, go to http://www.ifls.lib.wi.us/Default.aspx?tabid=150 or to find your closest local Wisconsin library go to http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisysdir.html#public.)

Enter your library card number


5) You will be in your account after signing in.  Click on Settings and set your default lending periods.

Your account


6) Click on Menu to find ebooks to check out.  In this example, Nonfiction is selected.

Select Menu


7) Below is a list of nonfiction ebooks.  Books can be displayed by cover, grid or list.   Covers with a grayed out book icon in the upper right corner do not have an available copy to check out.

Nonfiction ebooks with cover view

Grid view below

Nonfiction books with grid with

List view below

Nonfiction books with list view


8) To find an available ebook, select Only titles with copies available from the pull-down menu.

Limit to titles available


9) Below is an example of ebooks that are currently available.  You can sort the list by Relevancy, Title, Author, Release Date, or Most Popular.  In this example, the list is sorted by Relevancy.   Click on the cover to borrow or find out more information.

Available nonfiction books


10) When you find an ebook that is available that you want to checkout and download, click on Borrow.

Click on Borrow


11) You can select either Read (In your browser) or Download in either the epub or Kindle format.  In this example, the Kindle Book format will be selected.

Select format


12) Click on Download, then select Kindle Book.

Click on Download

Note - If you find a Kindle Books that is "Kindle devices via USB only", you will not be able to access these titles unless you have a Kindle device registered to your Amazon account.  This is due to a restriction by the publisher.  If you use the Kindle app on your Apple, Android, Blackberry device or computer and do not own a Kindle device, you should check out the EPUB format using the instructions for All Other Devices.

Kindle Book - USB only 

Kindle Book USB only

Kindle book - transfer via computer

Kindle Restrictions


13) You will be directed to the Amazon website.  Click on the yellow Get library book icon.

Amazon - Get Library Book


14) Sign into your Amazon account with your personal email address and password.
Do not use the @kindle.com account created by Amazon.
(If you do not know your Amazon account email and password, you will need to go through the Amazon "Forgot your password" procedure.  Library staff have no way of accessing your Amazon account.)

Amazon sign-in


15) Select the device for delivery of your title and then click on Continue.

Select device for Kindle book


16) You will see the message below when your library ebook has been delivered to your Kindle or device with a Kindle app.

Kindle book delivered 

Your library ebook will be delivered to your Kindle when you are connected with a wi-fi connection.  Kindle books will not be delivered on a 3G connection.

You may need to sync your device, check the archive or cloud, and/or turn the device wi-fi off, then back on again for the book to be delivered to your device.

You can start reading your library ebook on your Kindle.


17) If you do not have a wi-fi connection, you can download the ebook and transfer it to your Kindle with a USB connection.  A different title is used the example below.

Download image

Download the ebook file.

Download file image

The ebook will be saved as a file on your computer.  Note where you downloaded the file.

File image 


18) Connect your Kindle to your computer with the USB cable.

Connect with USB image


19) Copy the ebook into the documents folder on your Kindle.

Copy file image


20) The ebook will be in your Kindle documents folder.

Documents folder image


21) Begin reading your library ebook.

Kindle image

Text on Kindle image 


22) You can return or delete the library ebook from your Kindle Library on your Amazon account.  Your library ebook will no longer work after the due date

Your Amazon Account

Click on Manage Your Kindle

Manage Your Kindle

Click on Actions next to the borrowed title.

Click on Actions

Click on Return this book from the drop-down menu.

Click on Return this book

Click on Yes.

Yes, confirm loan return

After the loan is expired or returned, you can Delete from library.  Click on Actions and then select Delete from library in the pull-down menu.

Click on Actions

Delete from library

Click on Yes to permanently delete the title from your Amazon account. 

Yes, delete title

You can find additional help from Amazon with library books by clicking here.

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