Instructions for Your Kindle

You can get ebooks, magazines or music on your Kindle device for free with the Ohio Digital Library, Westerville Cloud Library, Zinio Magazines and Freegal Music.

I want ebooks.

  1. Kindle Fire users, install these apps: OverDrive Media Console and 3M Cloud Library*
  2. Browse for titles via the apps or the website: Ohio Digital Library
  3. Checkout and download books.
  4. If prompted, choose Kindle format. (Kindle Fire users, you also have the option to download ePUB and MP3 format titles via the OverDrive app.)

You can keep books for up to 3 weeks, 10 items at a time per account.
Need more help? Try these instructions for Kindle Fire or all other Kindle devices.

*Only available for Kindle Fire HDX, Android 2.3.3 and up

I want magazines. (Kindle Fire only)

  1. Go to Zinio Magazines.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Check out a magazine.
  4. To install the app, open your Kindle's web browser.
  5. Follow these instructions.
  6. When finished, log in with your new username and password.

Note: the Zinio app on the Kindle Fire may give a pop-up notice that the app is not working properly. Ignore it. Acknowledge the pop-up and keep working.

Once you've checked out a magazine, you can always find it later in your Zinio account. There's no wait, no fines and no need to return it.

I want music.

For a 1st generation Kindle, follow these instructions. For the Kindle Fire, follow the instructions below.

  1. On your Kindle Fire, go to Settings.
  2. Enable "Download from unknown sources".
  3. Go to on your Kindle's web browser.
  4. Search for "freegal music".
  5. Download the app.
  6. To install the app, swipe your finger down from the topmost left-hand corner of the screen (where your name appears), then click on the Freegal installation notice.
  7. Launch the app.
  8. Enter your zip code.
  9. Choose Westerville Public Library.
  10. Enter your library card number.

Alternatively, you can download songs directly from the Freegal Music. Find a song, then select Download Now. A number will appear at the top of your screen. Once the song is downloaded, you can touch it to open it in the Amazon MP3 player.

Once you've downloaded a song, there are no fines and there is no need to return it.

What can I get?

Magazines (Kindle Fire only)

What do I need?

Computer, Kindle & USB cable or Kindle Fire
Internet connection
Library card

Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.