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Technology Lending: Kindles

Information about the technologies available for checkout at Barber Library

Kindle Titles

COCC and community patrons can check out Amazon Kindle devices for 3 weeks. Kindle checkouts can be be renewed for up to 120 days. All Kindle devices incur overdue fines of $3 per day.

Kindles can be requested in advance, but cannot be delivered to other campuses.

Every Kindle provides access to approximately 100 eBooks. To see a full list of titles, click the button below.

Kindles

Kindle Paperwhite

Number of Items 2
Replacement Cost $165.00
User Guide Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Documentation

Kindle Fire HD7

Number of Items 2
Replacement Cost $230.00
User Guide Amazon Kindle Fire HD7 Documentation

Kindle Fire HD

Number of Items 1
Replacement Cost $275.00
User Guide Amazon Kindle Fire HD Documentation

Using Kindles to Read eBooks

If you check out a Kindle and a title you want to read is not immediately available on the device, follow the steps below to download the book from the cloud.

Jump to Instructions for: Paperwhite | Fire HD | Fire HD7

Kindle Paperwhite

1. From the Kindle home, tap the menu icon in the top right and select Settings.

Kindle Paperwhite Settings Screenshot

2. Disable Airplane Mode. If you're on the COCC campus, you will be connected automatically to the Open Community Network.

Kindle Paperwhite Airplane Mode Screenshot

3. Tab the home icon in the top left.

Kindle Paperwhite Home Screenshot

4. The device will automatically sync to the cloud and download new titles. (This process may take a few minutes.)

Kindle Paperwhite Downloads Screenshot

5. To save on battery life, re-enable Airplane Mode once your title is available on the device.

Kindle Fire HD

1. From the Kindle home, tap Books at the top. You will see all titles available from the cloud.

Kindle HD Books Screenshot

2. Tap the title you want. If the book is not locally available on the device, an exclamation point will appear on the book cover. Tap the cover again, and you will see a pop-up that says "No Internet Connection. Please check your Wi-Fi or mobile network connection and try again." Tap Settings in the bottom right of this window.

Kindle HD Settings Screenshot

3. The Wireless & VPN settings screen will appear. Tap Airplane Mode at the top of the menu to disable Airplane Mode. If you're on the COCC campus, you will be connected automatically to the Open Community Network.

Kindle HD Airplane Mode Screenshot

4. Tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen to return to the Books screen.

Kindle HD Back Screenshot

5. Your title should begin downloading. When it's ready, a checkmark will appear on the cover.

Kindle HD Download Screenshot

6. To save on battery life, re-enable Airplane Mode once your title is available on the device. You can do this by swiping down from the top of the screen to reveal the menu. Tap the Wireless icon. Tap Airplane Mode at the top to turn it back on.

Kindle HD Menu Screenshot

Kindle Fire HD7

1. Tap Books in the top left of the Kindle home. You will see all titles available from the cloud.

Kindle HD7 Books Screenshot

2. Tap the title you want. If the book is not locally available on the device, you will see a pop-up that says, "Your Fire is currently in Airplane Mode. You will need to disable Airplane Mode to use this feature." Tap Settings in the bottom right of this window.

Kindle HD7 Settings Screenshot

3. A prompt will appear to "Enter your Pin." Type "1234" and tap Submit or the checkmark icon.

Kindle HD7 Pin Screenshot

4. The Wireless settings screen will appear. Tap Airplane Mode at the bottom of the menu to disable Airplane Mode. If you're on the COCC campus, you will be connected automatically to the Open Community Network.

Kindle HD7 Airplane Mode Screenshot

5. Tap the triangle at the bottom of the screen to return to the Books screen.

Kindle HD7 Back Screenshot

6. Tap the title you want again. This time the book will download to the device. When it's ready, a checkmark will appear on the cover.

Kindle HD7 Download Screenshot

7. To save on battery life, re-enable Airplane Mode once your title is available on the device. You can do this by swiping down from the top of the screen to reveal the menu. Tap the Airplane Mode icon to turn it back on.

Kindle HD7 Menu Screenshot

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