Notes from the Kindle Class
Written by: eileen
Today at the Elizabeth Taber Library we held a class on using your Kindle to download library books from the SAILS network onto your Kindle device. Several questions and interesting points came out of the class and I want to share and recap as much as possible.
- Kindle is owned by Amazon; the arrangement between borrowing library books and reading them on a Kindle device took a few years of negotiating.
- Your Elizabeth Taber Library card gives you access to the SAILS network, when you download a book onto your Kindle, it is not coming from the Elizabeth Taber Library, but the SAILS network.
- The Elizabeth Taber Library has multiple Kindle’s and eReaders with a very large collection of titles that are for use by our patrons. If you don’t see a title that you want to read available for the Kindle through SAILS, please contact Judith Klevin and ask her if it is possible to borrow a device with the book on it.
- Access the SAILS network to download books at: http://sails.lib.overdrive.com or http://sails.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/marion
- You will need your Elizabeth Taber Library card number and PIN and have already set up your Amazon account and registered your Kindle device.
- A Kindle device could include: a Kindle or a free Kindle App
This video will give you the steps to download the books:
Or watch this video:
To return a book early: