Rent Kindle Textbooks

Some textbooks are available as rentals. You can extend your rental period or purchase a rental book.

When you rent Kindle textbooks, you pay only for the amount of time you use your book. By renting Kindle textbooks, you can save up to 80% off the list price of the book. The book is available on Fire and Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps, which can be accessed from your computer. Kindle textbook rentals save your notes and annotations even after the rental period is over.

Note: Some textbooks are only available for a fixed rental length.

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Extend or Purchase a Kindle Textbook Rental

At any point during a Kindle textbook rental, you're able to extend your rental period or purchase the Kindle textbook.

Note: You can re-rent a Kindle textbook after your rental has expired, but it will be treated as a new rental period.

To extend or purchase a Kindle textbook rental, go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  • To extend your rental period, select your rental book and click Extend Rental.
  • To purchase your rental, select your rental book and select Purchase.
When you purchase a Kindle textbook, you pay only the difference between the current purchase price and what you've already paid in rental fees.

Download a Textbook Free Trial

Free trials are available for select textbooks in the Kindle Store, and allow you to download the complete book to read and review for a limited time (typically three to seven days).

Free trials are currently supported on Fire tablets, iPad, and Android tablets. Once you have started a free trial for a textbook, you can transfer or download it to any of your supported devices for the duration of the trial. Any notes or highlights you make in free trial books will be preserved beyond the free trial and will remain available to you if you subsequently purchase or rent the book.
To download a textbook that is eligible for a free trial, click Start free trial now on the Kindle textbook's detail page.

Note: You can download up to 10 free trials in a two-month period; however, you cannot download more than one free trial for the same textbook.

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