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Lend or Borrow Kindle Books

You can lend a Kindle book to another reader for up to 14 days. The borrower does not need to own a Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader and can read the book after downloading a free Kindle reading app.

A Kindle book can only be loaned one time. Magazines and newspapers are not currently available for lending.

Loan a Kindle Book from the Product Detail Page

You can loan eligible Kindle books from the product detail page of a book you purchased on Amazon.

During the loan period, you will not be able to read the book that you loaned.

To loan a Kindle book:

  1. Go to the Kindle Store from your computer, and then locate the title you'd like to loan.
  2. On the product detail page, click Loan this book. You will be sent to the Loan this book page.
  3. Enter the recipient's email address and an optional message.

    Note: Be sure to send the Kindle book loan notification to the recipient's personal email address and not their Send to Kindle email address.

  4. Click Send now.

Note: If the loan is not accepted after seven days, the book will then become available in your content library and you will be able to loan the book again.

Loan a Kindle Book from Manage Your Content and Devices

You can loan eligible Kindle books from the page. During the loan period, you will not be able to read the book that you loaned.

To loan a book:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. Select the Actions button for the title that you want to loan, and then select Loan this title. If Loan this title is not an option, lending is not available for that title.
  3. Enter the recipient's email address and an optional message.

    Note: Be sure to send the Kindle book loan notification to the recipient's personal email address and not their Send to Kindle email address.

  4. Click Send now.

Borrow from a Friend

You can borrow a Kindle book from a friend. When the book is available, you will receive an email notification that will allow you to download the book to your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or supported Kindle reading app.

To download a borrowed book:

  1. Open the email message "A Loaned Book for You."
  2. Click the Get your loaned book now button. Your web browser will automatically launch to Amazon so you can accept the loan.
  3. Sign in to your Amazon account.
    • If you have a Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or Kindle reading app, select which device you would like the book to be delivered to, and then click Accept loaned book.
    • If you do not have a Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader, or Kindle reading app, click Accept loaned book and follow the on-screen instructions to download a free Kindle reading app.

Return a Loaned Book

To return a loaned Kindle book:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. Select the Actions button next to the borrowed book, and then select Delete from library.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the return.

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