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searching the kindle lending library

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Initial post: Jun 26, 2012 6:21:24 PM PDT
PaulDH says:
How do you search the kindle lending library?
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To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 6:36:52 PM PDT
Artist says:
You can search the available Prime books online by going to the following link, but you MUST borrow the books using your Kindle device. Otherwise, you will be charged if you click on the BUY button:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 14, 2012 9:44:26 PM PDT
I don't know if Amazon nerfed it, as they clearly don't want to make it easy to search the lending library, but this link doesn't work. The first 2-3 pages of results were not lending library / prime eligible.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 3:15:41 PM PDT
I can't search the lending library at all - if I go into the Lending Library, then bring up the search option, it will only search the books which are available to buy. It seems that the only option is to course through the 18256 pages to find something I want to borrow.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 8:20:21 AM PST
L. Waldron says:
Even if you find a title that is eligible and that you want, it seems impossible to locate it through the Kindle device except by browsing through thousands of pages of titles, or by search which only gives options to buy that book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 8:26:26 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
If your Kindle is registered to the same account that is PAYING for the Prime membership, you will see the option to borrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2012 8:34:03 AM PST
L. Waldron says:
I think the issue was that I didn't make the distinction between "Prime Eligible" paper versions of books, and "Prime Eligible" Kindle versions. When I use the link above and ignore results shown under 'Showing Top Results for "prime eligible mysearchterm" in All Product Categories', then I see the option to borrow for other results.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 9:29:28 AM PST
jahgreen says:
The link works fine. But you have to borrow from your Kindle. Select Shop in Kindle Store, choose "see all categories," select "Kindle Owners' Lending Library," and then use search on your Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 10:36:04 AM PST
Artist says:
The KOLL is only for Kindle books. There are no Prime eligible paper books because it's the KINDLE owners lending library.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 10:38:56 AM PST
There are Prime eligible paper books - they are eligible for Prime shipping, which is the main function of Prime.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 2:37:09 PM PST
Artist says:
But that's not under the KOLL program.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 2:40:54 PM PST
Of course not, but people don't always understand that. They see a book title and the Prime logo and they don't bother to notice the format of the book. And if you do a search for Prime eligible books before you narrow it down to the Kindle store, you see both.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 2:54:11 PM PST
Artist says:
His post states:

"... then I see the option to borrow for other results."

He's trying to borrow books. Paper books that are Prime shipping eligible can't be borrowed. That's what I'm responding to.
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