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Initial post: Apr 9, 2014 2:46:56 PM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
I know of a book that I want to borrow and am a prime member, but I cannot figure out how to draw up that title to borrow it. I'm allowed to 'browse' and can refine that browsing, but if I do a search it takes me to the main book page with no option to "borrow" the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 2:48:29 PM PDT
Are you using a computer to browse?

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 2:55:04 PM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
yes; actually, I'm using both. The computer showed me the book page, and then told me to access it on my Kindle if I wanted to borrow it on Prime, so I tried that...and was directed to the "Owners' lending Library" to borrow a book, but couldn't pull up a particular book, only a "category" or "subcategory". I've only been able to pare down that to just 3101 titles. :-/

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 3:07:08 PM PDT
Artist says:
On your Kindle, search for the book as you would search for any book. There will be a "Borrow" button on the book's product page if the book is Prime eligible.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 5:18:25 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Is the book in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library? Not all Kindle books are. It needs to have a "$0.00 Borrow for free with your Prime membership" next to the price information and a Borrow button.

What some of us do is search on our PC, find the book, and add it to a wish list. It's easier to access a wish list on your Kindle than search for books.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:47:57 AM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
Yes, it's eligible...so I know it's in the library, that's what is confusing me, as well as the horrendous lack of search-ability of the lending library!!!

A. Dietz, thanks for the tip; I'll give that a try! Hopefully that will give me a borrow for free option that includes a single-button way to actually do so!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 10:51:59 AM PDT
Just be sure you understand what A. Dietz said - look for the book(s) on the PC and add them to the wish list. You will still have to be on your Kindle when you bring up the wish list and choose a book, or you will still not see a borrow button.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 10:58:57 AM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
It appears that the problem is I'm not being offered that "prime" button...but when I go to "my account" it says my prime membership is valid til December. So, what's next???

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 11:02:32 AM PDT
Ok, two more questions. If you are using your Kindle, and it's a Fire, are you using the web tab? You can't borrow that way. You have to use the books tab, then click on the link to the store in the upper right corner.

Your Prime membership is valid til December - it is a paid membership, yes? Free student/guest/mommy Prime members do not have access to the lending library.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:03:16 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
What is the book?

There is no "prime button."

Near the middle of this page - http://smile.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000739811 - there are pictures for each kindle device type that illustrates what you should see.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:16:36 AM PDT
Mary Jane says:
Another question for you. Have you borrowed a book already this month? You can only borrow one book per month and if you have already done so, it won't let you borrow another one until next month.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:36:17 AM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
Illustration 3 is not as it should be...it doesn't offer the borrow for free without a "learn more" above it. It would seem that since the prime membership is in my husband's name, primarily, that I will need to get him to borrow the book, at which point (hopefully) he can then lend it to me. If we'd known of this twist to membership, we'd have put it in my name instead of his.

Is there any way around this without having to have him borrow it??

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:37:15 AM PDT
Teresa Marsh says:
Nope - If I'd borrowed a book already this month, I would have known how to do it, and never asked the question, but thanks for trying to help. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:39:43 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
Look at the questions above by M. Francis -- are you on a Fire? Are you going through the web or the Books tab?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:40:23 AM PDT
Just Peachy says:
"If we'd known of this twist to membership, we'd have put it in my name instead of his."

Wait...are you on the account that has the paying Prime membership?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:42:36 AM PDT
R. Wilde says:
As I understand it, only the account paying for Prime can access the KOLL, and borrowed books cannot be lent.

The only way around it that I know of would be to register your Kindle your husband's account.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:43:38 AM PDT
Mary Jane says:
Ah, then that is your problem. You have to be the main prime member to borrow books. You can register your kindle to his account and borrow the book. Not all books are lendable.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 11:47:00 AM PDT
In order for you to get the book on your Kindle, it must be registered to the account with the paid Prime membership. There is no way around it. You can cancel the Prime on his account and buy it on yours, then invite him as a guest so he still has the free shipping, but the Kindle has to be registered to the paid account to borrow books.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 11:54:25 AM PDT
T. Cook says:
So, the twist is that the person who bought it is allowed to use what they bought?
Weird.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 12:24:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2014 12:25:39 PM PDT
Yeah, no. He can't sub-let a borrowed Prime book. You'll need to just borrow his Kindle to read the loaner. ETA: Or register your device to his account.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 12:34:17 PM PDT
Keep in mind that libraries also have Kindle books to loan. You can select and borrow a book there and then go to Amazon to download it to your device. Great way to save money if you are an avid reader!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 12:46:35 PM PDT
Mary Jane says:
I don't see it that way at all. This is a common misconception with the Prime program. You are able to share shipping benefits but it doesn't say you can't share the KOLL benefits. I just read the ad. It lists other limitations but not that one.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 12:47:34 PM PDT
But to loan a book, you must own a book. A loaned book is under "loans" not "books".

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 12:57:02 PM PDT
LadyH95 says:
From this page http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=sr_1_1_acs_h_2?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200444160&qid=1397159742&sr=1-1-acs

It says: "The Kindle device must be associated with the Prime account that's eligible for the benefit."

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2014 12:58:38 PM PDT
Mary Jane says:
I wasn't talking about loans. The misunderstanding was that the shared prime benefits don't extend to the KOLL.
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