Instructions for Kindles

Download books for your Kindle with your library card!

(These instructions are specific to the Kindle. If you use another reader, ask for our EPUB instruction sheet).

Step 1: Go to the Phillipsburg Library web site:

Step 2: Click the image or text for DigitalLibraryNJ, on the right side of the library page.

Step 3: On DigitalLibraryNJ, click Login, select Phillipsburg Library from the drop-down menu, and enter your library card number (no spaces) and pin/password.

Step 4: Go to Lending Periods, and select your eBook check out time (your choices are 10, 14 or 21 days). You can check out a maximum of 5 titles at a time (this includes downloadable audiobooks).

Step 5: Go to Home. On right menu, click View all eBooks to browse full collection. You can narrow your search to Kindle format, and also search for a particular book using author, title, or keyword. If desired title is checked out, click Place a Hold to be added to waiting list. Enter your email address and you will receive an email notice when the book is available.

Step 6: To view only titles that are currently available for checkout, click Advanced Search, select Kindle format, check box “Only show copies with titles available”, and Search.

Step 7: Select a title to borrow, and click Add to Cart. Then select Proceed to checkout and confirm checkout.

Step 8: Click the “Get for Kindle” button. This opens the website. You may be required to sign in with your Amazon account if you are not already logged in.

Step 9: Select your Kindle device or Kindle reading app. Click the ‘Get library book’ button and sync your device or app to download the book, or choose to send it to your device via USB.*

* An active Wi-Fi connection is required for wireless delivery to a Kindle device.
* If your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable or you do not have an active Wi-Fi connection, read Amazon’s instructions for transferring files via USB.


Can I return library books early?
Yes, through your account

What happens to my notes and highlights when the checkout expires?
If you choose to purchase the book from the Kindle Store or check it out again at a later date, all of your notes and highlights will be preserved.

Need more help?

Go the “My Help” section of DigitalLibraryNJ and get step-by-step instructions customized for your specific device.