Monday, August 13, 2012

How to Get Kindle Books from the Brooklyn Public Library

I enjoy Kindle books from BrooklyPublic library.
The Brooklyn Public Library is my favorite place to get books so I can nerd out on green cleaning, organizing, crafting, blogging, and pretty much anything. Being in Providence makes it kind of hard to check out physical books, yet my nerdry continues. Did you know that anyone with a Brooklyn Public Library card can check out e-Books? Here's how:
  1. Go to
  2. Select "Downloadable Media" from the menu on the left. 
  3. Find a book that interests you. You can either browse or use the search engine. I like to use the search engine and refine the search so that it retrieves only Kindle books, instead of the default "All Formats."
  4. When you find a book you want in your desired format, click "Add to E-Cart."
  5. At this point you can choose to either continue browsing for another 30 minutes or proceed to checkout.
  6. Once you're ready to check out, you'll be prompted to first log-in with your library card number (on the bar code of your library card) and your supersecret pin.
  7. Suddenly you're at checkout. See what's in your e-Cart. Click "Confirm checkout".
  8. Download screen pops up. Click "Get for Kindle"
  9. Amazon will open in a new window or tab. The header reads "Get Your Digital Library Loan." Use the button on the right of the screen to "Get Library Book."
  10. A "Thank you" screen will appear. Alright! Now all you have to do is turn on the WiFi on your Kindle and the book will be there for you. (You can also choose to download it to your Kindle via USB at this point.)
  11. Yay! Read your book. You've got it for 2 weeks. Don't worry about having to remember to return it or facing fines. The book will automatically be removed from your Kindle the next time you connect to WiFi after the due date. (Tip: If you want to borrow the book for longer and renewal isn't an option, just don't connect your Kindle to WiFi until you are ready to return the book.)
  12. Hooray! You just saved about $10. Consider using your savings to make a donation to the library which not only offers books, but valuable resources like literacy programs, business development programs, and cultural events to the community for no charge.

Olivia Lane is a Blogger, Green Living Educator, and Health Coach trained at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She's also author of Baking Soda & Bliss: The Healthy & Happy Guide to Green Cleaning 

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