More than 11,000 libraries in the United States offer Public Library Books for Kindle. You can check out eBooks through the website of your local library and have them sent directly to your Kindle device or reading app.
Kindle books that you borrow from a public library are available to you for a specific period of time, just like with 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 .azw Kindle Edition format only.
You can read borrowed Kindle books on any generation Kindle device, all free Kindle apps, as well as in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Note: At this time, public library books for Kindle are only available at U.S. libraries.
To return a library book before the loan period ends, visit Manage Your Content and Devices.
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 e-mail from us three days before the book is due and another email when the loan period has ended.
You will no longer have access to the book from your Kindle. However, you can always access your saved notes and highlights through Manage Your Content and Devices Manage Your Content and Devices (Amazon full site) even after the book has expired. If you check out the book again, or purchase it from Amazon, your notes and highlights will appear in the book.Find help and answers to common questions about Public Library Books for Kindle. Topics include getting started, restrictions and frequently asked questions.