More than 11,000 libraries in the United States offer Public Library Books for Kindle. You can check out Kindle books through the website of your local library and have them sent directly to your Fire tablet, Kindle device, or Kindle reading app.
Kindle books that you borrow from a public library are available to you for a specific period of time, just like with physical library books. Public library books for Kindle are available at libraries throughout the United States. These books are offered through a digital service called OverDrive.
Note: Public Library books for Kindle are available in the Kindle format (.azw) only.
To check out a public library book for Kindle:
To return a library book before the loan period ends, go to .
Since the length of a book loan is determined by the library, check with your public library to find out when to return a borrowed book. You'll receive a courtesy reminder email from Amazon three days before the book is due and another email when the loan period has ended.
To return a library book:
You will no longer have access to the book from your device after it's been returned. However, you can always access your saved notes and highlights through Manage Your Content and Devices even after the book has been returned. If you check out the book again, or purchase it from Amazon, your notes and highlights will appear in the book.
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