Borrow eBooks on a Kindle
Whether you own a Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Fire, you can borrow Kindle format eBooks from our Up North Digital Collection. Here’s the steps.
With an internet browser (ex: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Google, Silk Kindle browser) open our library’s website (www.MasonCounty.lib.mi.us). Click on Up North Digital on the top menu bar.
- Follow the prompts to sign in to our Up North Michigan Consortium digital collection
- Select Mason County District Library from the drop-down list
- Fill in your Library Card Number (starts with 53 and is 8 digits long) and your Password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number)
- Find a Kindle Book to borrow. Use the Kindle Books link toward the top to see only our Consortium’s Kindle Books. The availability of a title is shown at the top of the item.
- An Available item can be borrowed instantly
- Wait List items can be put on hold
- Select Borrow, then click Borrow again in the pop-up window.
After you borrow the title, select Read Now With Kindle.
You will be taken to Amazon’s website to finish getting the ebook.
– Note: You must complete this step for the item you borrowed to be downloaded to a device.
– If you are signed into your Amazon account, verify the “Deliver to:” device and select Get Library Book.
– If you’re not signed in, select Get Library Book, and sign in.
Your Kindle ereader needs a Wi-Fi connection to download Kindle Books from Amazon. The book will automatically sync when Wi-Fi is available.
Once a book is on your Kindle device or reading app, you can read it just like any other Kindle book.
The book can be delivered to a different device, using Amazon’s website, during the lending period.
On a Kindle Fire, you can borrow audiobooks as well.
Questions? Need some help? Email Lisa, the digital expert.