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How to use OverDrive with Libby & Kindle

OverDrive ebooks, audiobooks, & magazines can be accessed on a wide variety of devices. Follow the instructions to get started.

What devices are supported?

Android &
iOS

See instructions

Kindle
Fire

See instructions

Kindle
Ereader

See instructions

Windows &
Mac

See instructions

 

OverDrive supports many other devices and formats.


Android & iOS

  1. Install the Libby app.
  2. When asked if you have a library card, select Yes (even if you do not have a library card).
  3. Search for Yavapai Library Network.
  4. When asked, select Choose a location, then select Yavapai College.
  5. Sign in with your YC username & password.
  6. A virtual Libby card will be created.

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Kindle Fire

  1. Install the Overdrive app.
  2. When asked if you have an account, select SIGN IN (even if you do not have a library card).
  3. Select Sign in using library card.
  4. Search for Yavapai, then select Yavapai Library Network.
  5. When asked to sign into your library, select Yavapai College, then select SIGN IN.
  6. Sign in with your YC username & password.

Kindle Ereader

Many OverDrive ebooks are available in Kindle format. Libby can deliver them to your Kindle ereader using your Amazon account. An Amazon.com account is required.

  1. Use a computer, Android or iOS mobile device to sign in to Libby (see Android & iOS above or Windows & Mac instructions below).
  2. From the Libby search page, select Preferences.
  3. Select Supports, then select Kindle. Select Apply Preference.
  4. After you check out the title, select read now with Kindle.
    • A new window opens showing the Amazon.com login screen
  5. Sign into your Amazon.com account.
    • If you are already signed in, the ebook page is shown.
  6. Select the orange Get Library Book button.

I already checked out an ebook. Can I send it to my Kindle ereader?

Yes. In Libby, select the Shelf tab, select Manage Loan, select Read with..., select Kindle apps & devices. Then continue from step 5 (above).

Why can't I read some ebooks on my Kindle or Kindle reading app?

Some Kindle Books from your library (including many picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels) aren't supported on certain Kindle devices or reading apps.

To see whether a Kindle Book is incompatible with your device or app, look for a Kindle restrictions link under "Formats" on the ebook's details page.

More information on OverDrive's help webpage:


How to access partner libraries using Libby app

You can access materials from partner Arizona libraries:

  • Apache County Library District
  • Cochise County Library District
  • Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library
  • Gila County Library District
  • Little Libraries That Could (Desert Foothills)
  • Navajo County Library District
  • Pima County Library District
  • Southwest Valley Library Consortium
  • Tempe Public Library
  • Yuma County Library District
  1. Open the menu in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Add a library.
  3. Search for one of the partner libraries (see list above).
  4. Scroll down and select I'm visiting from another library.
  5. Yavapai Library Network > Yavapai College.
  6. Sign in with your YC username & password.
  7. A virtual Libby card will be created.
  8. Repeat for each partner library.

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Open the menu.

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Add A Library

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Type the name of a library from the partner list.

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Scroll down.

Select I'm Visiting From Another Library.

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Select Yavapai Library Network.

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Select Yavapai College.

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Next.

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Log in with your YC username & password.

 

 

Who can use OverDrive?

YC student, staff & faculty can use their YC username & password to access YC's OverDrive account.

Community patrons with a YLN public library barcode can access their public library's OverDrive account.

Access materials from partner libraries in Arizona

Disclaimer

Yavapai College does not necessarily endorse nor condone content found on third-party websites. Links are provided as a convenience only.