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 devices and free reading apps, which can be accessed from your computer. Kindle textbooks 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 the Rental or Purchase the Textbook

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

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

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  • 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 your book, you pay only the difference between retail price and what you've already paid in rental fees.

Download a Textbook Free Trial

Free trials are available for eligible 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 Kindle Fire, 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 you make in free trial books will be preserved beyond the free trial and will remain available to you at Amazon KindleAmazon Kindle (Amazon.com full site). Notes and highlights will also be available in the book 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 book.