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 ( 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.

Lisa Dains

Website administrator, social media manager, ebook and digital device helper.