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Initial post: Nov 25, 2011 8:16:36 AM PST
I think the Lending Library is a great idea. There is one thing, though, that I would like to see. Maybe I am just looking n the wrong place and somebody can point me in the right direction. I would really like to be able to search the library for a certain book. Tracking through the many books there to find just one is very time consuming. Can anybody help me out or is searching not implemented? Is there a search input box somewhere?

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 3:56:49 PM PST
Just search for that book, then it will tell you whether you can borrow it.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 4:04:29 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 26, 2011 4:19:40 PM PST
Long list, but thanx, both of you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 2:01:53 AM PST
Carbonbased says:
It's hard to see, but at the top right there is a 'sort by subcategories' link that narrows it down to hundreds instead of thousands.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 2:37:20 PM PST
Robert;
Just go to your kindles storefront and type within the search box for what you are looking. If it has the "prime" symbol, then you can borrow it for free.

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 5:49:37 PM PST
Can you search from your PC on Amazon instead?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2012 6:45:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 3:32:00 PM PDT
 Ann says:
Yes, you can browse/search from your computer. You still have to borrow from your Kindle, though.

Go up to the search bar at the top of this page. Select 'Kindle Store' from the drop-down and enter 'prime eligible' in the text box. Hit 'Go'. When the results come up, click 'Kindle eBooks' from the filters on the left. You can further filter by genre, rating, etc.

Edit: Amazon changed something a while back, and the above method no longer works. Instead, try this:

Select 'Books' in the search drop-down, leave the search field blank, and press Go. Scroll down a bit and select 'Kindle Edition' from the filters on the left. Now scroll down a bit more and select 'Prime Eligible'.

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2012 6:54:29 AM PDT
Great tip Ann -- thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 2:46:32 PM PDT
A belated thanks for that tip, Ann

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2013 10:32:02 AM PDT
So Cal says:
There is no author or title search function in the library.... the search intentionally sends you ONLY to the store.

An EMPTY offer by kindle. . . . too bad

Posted on May 7, 2015 8:09:22 AM PDT
J. Stanley says:
Indeed the lending library is a joke.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2015 8:15:49 AM PDT
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Posted on May 15, 2015 11:44:19 AM PDT
Bill says:
The difficulty of finding and or searching for lending library books is a cynical "add on" to the prime service. Amazon can use it to look nice in advertising as an additional feature of prime, but in actuality usefulness is minimal. What can you expect as they do want to "sell" as many books as possible.

Posted on May 15, 2015 11:49:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 15, 2015 11:49:46 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
"The difficulty of finding and or searching for lending library books is a cynical "add on" to the prime service."

Actually, it seems to be proof of whether or not the person who signed up for the Prime Shipping program can read or not.
Very few people have a problem searching it.
Those that do have a problem come to the forum and, eventually, show us how they were doing it wrong.
Yet they post a lot of complaining text for a free add on to a shipping program that lets you borrow one book a month.

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