Kindle Instructions

    1. Go to the library’s website (
    2. Click on the link for “Kentucky Libraries Unbound” (the gray box on the right hand side of the page)
    3. Login to Kentucky Libraries Unbound (located on the top right hand corner)
      1. Choose “Daviess County Public Library” from the drop down menu
      2. Enter your complete library barcode number
      3. Search for the item you want to check out; if you want to browse, go to Advanced Search, select “Kindle Book” from the Format menu and check the box “Only show copies with titles available”
      4. When you find the book you want, select the “Add to eCart” link next to the copy of the book that says “Kindle Book”
      5. Select “proceed to checkout”
      6. Select “confirm checkout”
      7. On the download screen, hit the button that says “Get for Kindle”
      8. This links you to Amazon
      9. Once on Amazon, select the link to the right that says “Get Library Book” (it may also be necessary to sign in to Amazon on your computer)
      10. Depending on the model of Kindle you own, the next steps may differ
        1. If you have a 1st or 2nd generation Kindle (a couple of years old), you will need to download the book to a computer and transfer it [refer to the Computer Download and Transfer information page]
        2. If you have a 3rd generation Kindle (bought within the past year or so), you will be able to download the book through a Wi-Fi network. (Note: if you are on 3G this will not work, you must be in a Wi-Fi network. What type of access you have on your Kindle should be noted on the top status bar near the battery picture.)
        3. Your title should appear on the home page of your Kindle

    Returning a library book early

    Go to Amazon and sign in to your Amazon account

    1. Go to “Manage Your Kindle”
    2. Locate the item you want to return from the list of titles in Your Kindle Library (hint: it should be marked with an orange “public library” tag at the end of the book’s title)
    3. From the Action drop down menu, select “Delete from Library;” this will return the book early to the library
      1. You will get an email confirmation from Amazon that the book was returned successfully

    Computer Download and Transfer to Kindle (This step not necessary on Kindle Fire)

    If you have a 1st or 2nd generation Kindle (or are unable to access a Wi-Fi hotspot), follow these steps to download and transfer the ebook to your Kindle.

    1. Select the save button of the ebook you are downloading
    2. Be sure to pay attention to the location you are saving the ebook (when in doubt, save to your desktop so it will be easy to find)
    3. Look for the file that is the title of the book and ends with “.azw”
    4. Plug in your Kindle to the USB drive on your computer
    5. If a window pops up automatically that allows you to view folders on your Kindle, select that option. If it does not, go to My Computer and look under “Devices with Removable Storage” and select “Kindle”
    6. Drag and drop the “.azw” file to the folder named “Documents”
    7. Be sure to properly eject your Kindle before removing it from your computer

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