I accidentally picked the wrong eBook format - what do I do?

You can't directly change the format, but there are ways to get around it. If there are no holds on the book, you can return it, check it out again, and pick the correct format.

But if returning it would send you to the end of a holds queue, and you have a device with a browser, don't return it—try one of these methods:

If you wanted Kindle but picked EPUB

  • Download the Libby app to your device (this won't work on a Kindle eReader, but for now you can still download the OverDrive app or directly install the Libby app onto a Kindle Fire tablet), and read the book in the app. Or...
  • Go to fortvancouver.overdrive.com, sign in with your library card number and PIN, go to your loan shelf, find your title, and pick "Read now in browser." Or...
  • Go to libbyapp.com, sign in with your library card number and PIN, go to "Shelf," find your title, pick "Read with..." and select "Libby: This app."

If you wanted EPUB but picked Kindle

  • Download the Libby app to your device (or directly install the Libby app onto a Kindle Fire tablet), and read the book in the app. Or...
  • Get the Kindle app for your device. It's available for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. Here's how to send library eBooks to your Kindle or Kindle app. Or...
  • Go to fortvancouver.overdrive.com, sign in with your library card number and PIN, go to your loan shelf, find your title, and pick "Read now in browser." Or...
  • Go to libbyapp.com, sign in with your library card number and PIN, go to "Shelf," find your title, pick "Read with..." and select "Libby: This app."
  • To solve the problem for future checkouts, make sure the "Kindle preference box" in your OverDrive settings is unchecked. And if you've been using the OverDrive app, tap the main menu in the upper left corner, tap "Settings," and make sure "Read in Kindle" is turned off.

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