How Do You Use Kindle Owners' Lending Library?


Quick Answer

To use the Kindle owners’ lending library, navigate to the online Kindle store and select the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library link. Find a book to borrow, and click the Borrow for Free button. Eligible users can borrow one book from the library per calendar month.

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The Kindle owners’ lending library is available to Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle e-reader, Fire tablet or Fire phone. To find the library on a Kindle e-reader, choose All Categories or See All Categories from the Kindle store main page, and then choose Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. On some Fire tablets, the library link is accessible directly from the Kindle store’s main page. On Fire phones and tablets where the link is not on the main page, swipe the screen from the left edge, and then select the library link.

In the lending library, selecting the Borrow for Free button checks the book out. Download the book to any eligible device registered to your Amazon account, and keep it for as long as you wish. Although there are no due dates, once you have borrowed a book you cannot borrow another until you return it. A notification indicating the monthly limit has been reached is displayed until you are eligible to borrow again. To return a book without borrowing a new one, visit the Manage Your Content and Devices section of your Amazon account.

A consumer who cancels Amazon Prime or whose membership expires after he borrows a book no longer has access to the borrowed book. Otherwise, he can keep the borrowed e-book as long as he likes. Once a new borrowing month arrives, he can return his book and check out a different one. If a consumer makes notes, highlights or bookmarks in a borrowed book, these actions are saved for future use if he purchases the e-book.

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