Answered By: Leslie Poljak
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 98

To check out and download an OverDrive book to your Kindle, you will need to have or create an OverDrive account.  Once your account is created, search the OverDrive database, select the title you would like to check out, and select "Borrow".

Select the format in which you would like to download the book, then click "Confirm and Download".  You’ll be taken to Amazon and asked to log in with your AMAZON account information.  Amazon will then ask to which device (your Kindle, the Kindle app on iPad, etc) you’d like to download the book

The Kindle device does not support enterprise security for wifi, which Pittnet requires, so you cannot complete the final step of getting the book from their amazon account to the Kindle itself on Pitt’s network. You can, however, do this from most other open wifi networks or your home wifi.

Related Topics

Need help? Chat with us!

More ways to contact us

  • Ask Us is intended for current Pitt students, faculty, and staff or questions from others regarding our unique resources and services
  • We cannot respond to medical, legal, or tax-related questions
  • Within 2 business days you should receive a response with an answer or direction to additional resources
  • Use of Ask Us is your agreement to our Privacy Policy Statement
  • Anonymized transcripts may be used to improve our service or for training