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 Kindle device and can read the book after downloading a free Kindle reading app.

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

Loan a Kindle Book from the Product Detail Page

You can loan eligible Kindle books to a friend 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.

  1. Visit the Kindle Store Kindle Store (Amazon.com full site) 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 e-mail address.

    If desired, enter a personal message.

    Note: Be sure to send the Kindle book loan notification to your friend's personal e-mail address and not their Kindle e-mail address.

  4. Click Send now.

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

Video: Lend or Borrow Kindle Books

Loan a Kindle Book from Manage Your Content and Devices

You can loan eligible Kindle books to a friend from the Manage Your Kindle Manage Your Content and Devices page.

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

  1. Visit Manage Your Content and Devices Manage Your Content and Devices (Amazon.com full site).
  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 unavailable for the title.
  3. Enter the recipient's e-mail address. If desired, enter a personal message.

    Note: Be sure to send the Kindle book loan notification to your friend's personal e-mail address and not their Kindle e-mail 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 e-mail notification that will allow you to download the book to your Kindle device or reading app.

  1. Open the e-mail 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 Kindle device or reading app, select which device you would like the book delivered to, and then click the Accept loaned book button.
    • If you do not have a Kindle device or reading app, click the Accept loaned book button. Follow the on-screen instructions to download a free Kindle reading app.

Return a Loaned Book

Visit Manage Your Content and Devices to return a loaned Kindle book.

  1. Visit Manage Your Content and DevicesManage Your Content and Devices (Amazon.com full site)
  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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