How do I use the Overdrive App with my 1st Generation Kindle device?
First-generation Kindle Fire users are no longer able to access their library's collections using the OverDrive legacy app (alternately known as the OverDrive Media Console, or OMC, v. 2.6.6). However, users may still borrow Kindle Book titles from their library's OverDrive collection (using either another device (non-Kindle Fire) or a computer) and redeem them on their Amazon accounts. The following process may then be used to deliver the Kindle Book title to their first-gen Kindle Fire tablets.
Follow the steps below to send a library Kindle Book to your Kindle device, Kindle reading app, or Kindle Cloud Reader
- In your library's digital collection, select to go to your Loans page. If prompted, sign into your library.
- From your Loans page, click or tap Download next to a borrowed eBook, then select Kindle Book. This will take you to Amazon's website to complete your checkout.
- If you're already signed into your Amazon account, select a device or reading app from the "Deliver to:" drop-down menu, then select Get library book.
- If you're not signed into your Amazon account, select Get library book, then follow the prompts to sign in, select a device or app from the "Deliver to:" drop-down menu, and select Continue.
Once you've redeemed a borrowed Kindle Book, you can send it to any registered Kindle device, Kindle reading app, or Kindle Cloud Reader from your Amazon account for the duration of the lending period.
Note: Some Kindle Books from your library (including many picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels) are not supported on certain Kindle devices or reading apps. To check if a library eBook has Kindle device or app restrictions, look for a Kindle restrictions link under the eBook's "Formats" section in your library's digital collection.
To wirelessly send borrowed Kindle Books, you need an active Wi-Fi connection. If you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, you must transfer books from your computer to your Kindle device via USB. Borrowed Kindle Books cannot be delivered via your Kindle's 3G network.
You can find more information about transferring files to your Kindle via USB or how Kindle works with your library on Amazon's help site.