Step 1
Download the OverDrive app from one of the following:

Amazon Appstore

Step 2
Open the OverDrive app and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account and log in.

If you’re under 13, you may have multiple sign-in options. Learn which under-13 option is right for you.

Note: If you’re using a first generation Kindle Fire, skip this step and move on to step 3.

Step 3
In the OverDrive app, find your library’s OverDrive website. On most Kindle Fires, you can do this by tapping the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu, tapping Manage libraries, and then +. On first generation Kindle Fires, tap the Add a library icon (or, if you don’t have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

  • Tap the star to save your library to your library list.
  • Tap your library’s name to start browsing.


Now, choose the image below that looks like the titles on your library’s website.

Step 4
Sign into your library’s OverDrive website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5
Find borrowed titles on your Checkouts page (under your Account) on your library’s OverDrive website. You can:

  • Download/Add EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to the OverDrive app.
    Note: If you’re using a first generation Kindle Fire, you’ll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID to download EPUB eBooks.
  • Select Download, then Kindle Book (U.S. only) to complete checkout on Amazon’s website and send the book to your Kindle.
  • Add streaming videos to the OverDrive app.
    Note: Some streaming video titles (like those from Starz) cannot be played on Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets.
  • Tap Read to open and read OverDrive Read or MediaDo Reader eBooks right in your browser. For the best reading experience, turn off Accelerate page loading.
  • Tap Listen now to open and play OverDrive Listen audiobooks in your Silk browser.
    Note: OverDrive Listen audiobooks require Fire OS 4.5.4 or newer.


For a video overview of how to get started with your Kindle Fire, check out our help videos.