Getting started with Kindle Fire devices


You can use OverDrive’s mobile app to borrow and enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library on your Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX.

Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only. However, users from any country can still follow the steps below to install OverDrive’s mobile app and access OverDrive Read, EPUB eBooks, MP3 audiobooks, and streaming videos on a Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Fire HDX (some digital formats may not be available from all libraries).

Step 1

Download our app, OverDrive Media Console (OMC), from one of the following:

Step 2

Open OMC and follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account (optional). If you don’t see these prompts, or if you choose not to create an account, skip to step 3.

After you create an account and log in, you’ll be asked to create or sign in with an Adobe ID, which is required to download protected eBooks.

Note: Only newer versions of OMC will prompt you to sign in or sign up for an OverDrive account.

Step 3

In OMC, find your library’s OverDrive-powered website. In newer versions of the app, you can do this by swiping from left to right to open the Home menu, then tapping Add a library. In older versions of the app, tap the Add a library icon icon (or, if you don’t have this icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

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

Step 4

Log into your library’s OverDrive-powered website with your library card and borrow a title.

Step 5

Find borrowed titles under your account on your library website. You can:

*Note: To read eBooks in OMC, you’ll need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID. It’s a one-time, free process that takes just moments to complete.