Text instructions begin with software setup, then progress through checking out and using a book.

Kindle Fires Notice - Freading is not currently recommended for these devices due to errors, but the instructions are still available below.  We recommend either 3M Cloud Library or Enki Library until the errors are resolved.  Android devices were experiencing this error until 2/17/15, but that is resolved. See this news post for more information.
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On Freading, there are no holds and you use a weekly allowance to checkout books.

Compatible eReader for Transfer?

At this time, the only eReader not compatible for transfer from the computer is the Kindle.  Please realize this decision is in Amazon's hands.  No library ebook system can create compatibility without their permission.