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eBooks: Kindle

How to use eBooks available through the library

Welcome

   Got a Kindle? You can read eBooks from the library on your device. Here are the steps!

Method #1 - Best for Browsing

Go to the library home page http://library.massasoit.edu/

On bottom footer under FIND IT, click on Library Catalog

On the Old Colony Library Network page, click on Downloadable Ebooks & Audio

Sign in using your library barcode and PIN. (The PIN will be OCLN unless you have changed it)

To search for a book, click on Advanced and choose Format: Kindle Book

Search example: In Advanced search, look for Subject: Fiction and Format: Kindle Book

Along the left of the results, you can filter to Available Now if you need a book right away. For popular books, you may Place A Hold and you will be emailed when it becomes available.

Once you find a book that you are interested in, click BORROW

A message will display, directing you to go to your loans page.

On the Loans page, next to the book, click on Download > Kindle Book

You will be redirected to amazon.com. If you are on a public computer, you will have to log in. Click the Get Library Book yellow button and choose your device.

You will receive an informational thank you!

If you run into any issues or have any questions, please contact the library.

Method #2 - From the catalog

Go to the library home page http://library.massasoit.edu/

On bottom footer under FIND IT, click on Library Catalog

Search for a book title, author or topic

On the results page, in the gray bar along the left, scroll down.

Under Electronic Format, click on the KINDLE link. (or check the box and click the Include button)

That will limit the search to show only Kindle eBooks

When you find a book you would like to check out, click on the green Download button.

You will be  prompted for your library barcode (29894xxxxxxxxx) and PIN. The PIN is OCLN if you have not changed it.

You will then be prompted for format options. Choose Kindle and click Check Out.

You will now be redirected to amazon.com. If you are on a public computer, you will have to log in. Click the Get Library Book yellow button and choose your device.

You will receive an informational thank you!

If you run into any issues or have any questions, please contact the library.