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Initial post: Sep 23, 2011 5:20:48 AM PDT
I see that you can go online to "manage your kindle" and return the book back to the library. Is there away that you can return directly from the kindle? There has to be...right?

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 5:35:39 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Kristine, nope, there doesn't have to be. :)

There are some things that are managed from the

http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle

page. That should, perhaps, say "Manage Your Kindles" (plural), because those are some of the things that tend to happen there.

The library book can be read on multiple Kindles and Kindle apps on the same account at the same time. What if one person returned it from the Kindle while another person on the account was still reading it?

Since that book can be read on more than one device, it's managed in that way centrally.

That's my thought on it. :)

Oh, and I'm not sure the Kindle itself knows it is a library book...I haven't seen anything different on the Kindle itself with public library book.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2011 5:41:00 AM PDT
Hi Bufo,

What you wrote sounds reasonable to me. :)

Now, this may seem a silly question, but if a borrower forgot to go to "Manage Your Kindle" and return the book before the deadline, are they apt to get charged a late fee by the library, or would the book just automatically return from "Manage Your Kindle" on the date of deadline?

Just curious. :)

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 5:46:32 AM PDT
It will "return" automatically. Whether or not you have finished reading it! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2011 5:51:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2011 5:52:46 AM PDT
Thanks, Kristin. Well, that's good. I can imagine, because of the ease of getting the book in the first place, that some people may forget to return it. I was hoping it wouldn't sit in book limbo somewhere waiting for the return.

I do hope people remember to return their books when finished. I mean---if they finish the book in two days, and then return it, the next person on the waiting list will get it that much faster. :)

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 6:37:05 AM PDT
Here's a tutorial that my library provided, go to the link on the side for how to return a library book early.
http://www.slideshare.net/WakeCountyPublicLibraries/how-to-check-out-books-on-a-kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2011 6:42:27 AM PDT
Thanks for the link to the tutorial, SkirmishOfWit

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 7:01:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2011 7:05:15 AM PDT
R. S. Hale says:
I seem to remember reading that with the Nook, a library book would stay on the device after the return date as long as the wi-fi was turned off (or maybe you just couldn't sync back to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer) and you didn't turn off the Nook (sleep mode was ok) or charge it. So, there was a way to go over the lending period until the battery drained if you weren't quite finished with it yet. I realize we haven't had Kindle library books long enough to test it, but does anyone think this might work with the Kindle as well?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2011 7:28:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2011 7:29:06 AM PDT
bmag says:
"R. S. Hale says:
I seem to remember reading that with the Nook, a library book would stay on the device after the return date as long as the wi-fi was turned off (or maybe you just couldn't sync back to Adobe Digital Editions on your computer) and you didn't turn off the Nook (sleep mode was ok) or charge it. So, there was a way to go over the lending period until the battery drained if you weren't quite finished with it yet. I realize we haven't had Kindle library books long enough to test it, but does anyone think this might work with the Kindle as well?"

I would assume so -- if your Kindle is out of touch from the Amazon "mother ship", nobody can reach out and delete locally stored content.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 8:00:30 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
That was a great link provided Skirmish of Wit - I winged it last night with a book I finished up in 2 days, but the tutorial matched my experience, with a couple of additions - after I finished on the Manage My Kindle page, and went to my Kindle, the book in question displayed at the top of my Home page, above my collections, with text indicating my loan had ended. I did then manually remove the book from my device. And, I got a lovely email with a picture of the cover telling me that my library loan had ended. For anyone who might forget the book was due, I bet those emails go out automatically....

Posted on Nov 5, 2011 12:55:12 PM PDT
Mrs Whatsit says:
As long as your Kindle wireless is off, the library book stays on the device past its due date, though it will disappear from your library's "bookshelf" page. It will return itself as soon as you turn the wireless on, of course.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 6:06:08 AM PST
thanks for the great tutorial skirmishofwit, so great to have that!

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 11:49:00 AM PST
Mita Velez says:
I finished reading my kindle book early, want to returned now that I'm finish so other readers can requested. How do I do that. I'm knew kindle user

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 11:55:10 AM PST
Mita Velez says:
I had empty my trash so, my email was trash can I get it again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 11:56:43 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
Uhm...the Original poster of this thread actually mentions in the original post how to do this.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 2:52:53 PM PST
I go to manage my Kindle on Amazon and all i get is (Downloading please wait) but thats all it does and never goes to next page to return???

Posted on Jan 12, 2012 6:22:55 AM PST
Jack says:
So the 'return' happens automatically and we shouldn't 'stress' about returning it manually?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2012 6:25:48 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
I wouldn't "stress" about it but I think it's polite to return the book once I'm finished with it so that another person can read it. A book can only be checked out to one person at a time. The library may have multiple copies of a title but there still may be a waiting list.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2012 5:23:55 PM PST
BZMOM23 says:
The book is automatically returned on the due date.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 3:26:11 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 21, 2012 3:26:42 PM PST
I have a kindle touch and have downloaded 5 auidiobooks from library. The library allows 6 at a time. I have read the 5 I have and still cannot figure out how to return them to the library early and clear up my card so I can borrow more books? When I go on manage my kindle it list my ebooks from the library but not my audiobooks therefore there is no drop down menu to return them?
On my desktop on went on overdrive and deleted the books from there but no luck on clearing my library account.
Anyone else out there have the same problem and figured it out?
Please help.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 3:47:10 PM PST
Mo says:
Lisa, on the Manage your Kindle page there is a drop-down menu, which shows what Kindle content you are looking at. I believe it is set to Books by default. Try changing it to Audible Audiobooks.

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 10:46:09 AM PST
The Winter's Tale: A Guide to the Play (Greenwood Guides to Shakespeare)
I accidently purchased this book and thought I had cancelled the order before I was charged but I received an e-mail about the purchase. So I went on 'Manage Kindle' to return the order on there but it doesn't appear. I checked my Kindle and it appears as a 'sample' but I haven't received any confirmation about the purchase being cancelled/returned. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012 3:11:50 PM PST
Mo says:
J.S., the best thing to do is contact Kindle Customer Service.

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 11:18:20 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2012 2:06:52 PM PDT
Slow Turtle says:
From the Manage My Kindle click, i get the public library books listed and drop down menu. When I click on actions to return a public library book and click return book and asked to confirm and I do, but it will not execute. Is there some setting that is out of whack or needs to be done before this will work. I do remember that it worked in the past and I don't know if an update was done or not since then.
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