Borrow Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and read them on your Fire or Kindle device.

Video: Borrowing Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

The Kindle Owners' Lending Library is available to Amazon Prime members—paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon Student, 30-day free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire device—who own a Fire or Kindle device. The Lending Library features over 500,000 titles, including many New York Times bestsellers. Books borrowed from the Lending Library have no due date and can be delivered to other Fire and Kindle devices registered to your Amazon account.

Note: Books that are borrowed from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library can be read only on Fire or Kindle devices and cannot be read on Kindle reading apps.

Borrow a Book

You can borrow one book from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library each calendar month. You can deliver the book to other Fire or Kindle devices registered to your Amazon account.

  1. From your Fire or Kindle device, open the Kindle Store.
  2. Access the Kindle Owners' Lending Library:
    • Kindle eReaders: Select All Categories, and then select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
    • Fire tablets: Select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

    Eligible titles display the Prime badge.

  3. When you've made your selection, select Borrow for Free.

    You can borrow only one book at a time. If you've already borrowed a book, you'll be prompted to return that book before you can borrow a different book.

    Note: Available titles may change each calendar month.

If your Amazon Prime account is disabled after you borrow a book, you will lose access to the book you borrowed.

Your bookmarks, notes, and highlights within the book will be saved to your Amazon account and will be available if you borrow or purchase the book later.

Return a Book

Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library have no due dates and can be returned at any time.

  1. Visit Manage Your Content and DevicesManage Your Content and Devices (Amazon.com full site), and then click Your Content.
  2. Next to the book you want to return, click the Actions button, select Return this book, and then click Yes in the pop-up window.

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