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You need an active Waukegan Public Library card to download digital materials. If you live in Waukegan and don’t have a library card, get one! If you live outside Waukegan, try contacting your home library to learn about their eBook collection.
Download an eBook
1. Search for an eBook.
Open the Internet on your Kindle Fire and visit waukegan.overdrive.com. You can search for a specific title or browse for books by subject or collection.
2. Select a book.
When you find a book you want to read, tap the circle to read a sample or get more information about the title, or just tap Borrow.
3. Log in and view checked out titles.
Log in with your library card number. Once the book has been checked out, a blue message will appear at the top of your screen. Tap Loans to view your checked out titles.
4. Select a format.
Tap Choose Format and select Kindle Book. This will automatically direct you to Amazon.com.
5. Get library book from Amazon.com.
Once you have been redirected to Amazon, select your device and tap Get Library Book. Note: If you are not already signed in to your Amazon account, you will be prompted to do so, and will be able to select your device on the next screen.
6. Begin reading!
Go back to the Kindle Fire home screen. Your book should show up automatically in the carousel. Tap on it to begin reading.
7. Return an eBook early.
Log in to your Amazon account and tap the menu that says Accounts and Lists. Tap Manage Your Content and Devices.
Tap the Actions button next to the title you want to return early. Tap Return to Library, then tap Yes when it asks if you're sure you want to return the book. Please note that all eBook titles will be automatically deleted from your device at the end of the borrowing period, with no late fees.
Need help? Contact the Reference Desk at 847-623-2041 x238 or email@example.com ! If you have a laptop or a mobile device, you can also bring in your device to the Reference Desk for in-person assistance.