eReader Tutorials: Kindle Devices

Tutorial for Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire, and Kindle Fire HD


Downloading the Overdrive Media Console App

Checking Out Books

Returning Books

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Downloading the Overdrive Media Console App:


  • Tap “Apps” at the top of the Home Screen.
  • Tap “Store” in the upper right-hand corner of the App screen.
  • Type Overdrive Media Console into the search bar.
  • Download the free Overdrive Media Console app.
  • Open the app once it is finished downloading.

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Checking Out Books:


  • Upon opening the app for the first time, you will be prompted to either sign into your Adobe account or to create a new one.
  • Inside the app, tap the Kindle menu button at the bottom center of the screen.
    Choose “Get Books” in the menu.
  • Click on “Add a Library” at the top of this new page.
  • Search for either “Oglesby” or “61348” and you will be given a list of libraries near Oglesby, but our’s should be listed at the top, so select us by tapping on it.
  • You will now be taken to a page with “Library Systems” listed and the only option listed will be the “Online Media of Northern Illinois Libraries” (or OMNI Libraries).
  • Before you do anything else, tap on the star next to the OMNI Libraries listing; this will save you from searching for our library every time you want to check out a book. The star will turn yellow to confirm you have saved our library to your app.
  • Now tap on the title for OMNI Libraries.
  • This will take you to the website we use for our digital content.
  • Once at, click on the icon that looks like a person and choose our library to sign into your account using your library card number and PIN.
  • You can browse through current titles on the main page or search for books by clicking the magnifying glass icon on the top-right of the page.
  • Tap on a title you want once you have found it.
  • If the book is currently available click on “Borrow” and you will be taken to a new page where it asks you to choose a format to download the book. You will want to select “Kindle Book” and then click “Confirm & Download”
  • On the book’s page click “Place a Hold” if the book isn’t currently available then you will be asked for an email address to be notified when you can check it out.
  • Once you choose “Confirm & Download” you will be taken to the Amazon page for the title you have chosen.
  • On the right of this page, click the yellow button that says “Get Library Book” (make sure the drop-down menu under this button is displaying the option to have the book delivered to your Kindle.
  • On the next page, click another yellow button that says “Download Now.”
  • Now exit to the home page of your Kindle to find the book in your Carousel.
  • Tap on the cover to open the book.

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Returning Books:


  • From the home screen select “Web” at the top.
  • Navigate to
  • Log-in to your account in the top, right-hand corner of the page.
  • Under “Order History” tap “View Your Kindle Orders.
  • Find the title you would like to return from the list and tap “Action” on the right side of the list.
  • Choose “Return This Book” from the action menu.
  • When it asks, “Are you sure you want to return this Library Loan Ebook?.” select “Yes.”