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Kindle Owners' Lending Library for Amazon Prime Members
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows eligible U. S. Amazon Prime members who own Kindle devices to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free -- including more than 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers -- as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates.
Eligible Prime members -- paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon student, one-month free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire -- must own a Kindle device that is registered to the same Amazon.com account as the eligible Prime account in order to access this benefit. Note that Prime membership benefits such as Prime instant video and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library can't be shared.
Borrowing from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Eligible Prime members borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library directly on their registered Kindle device.
Borrowing from an E Ink Device
Open the Kindle Store from the Home screen by selecting the Menu button and choosing Kindle Store. Within the Kindle Store, you may need to select "All Categories" or "See all categories," then select the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
Eligible titles will display the Prime badge, and have a Borrow for Free button.
Click the Borrow for Free button to borrow the title.
Borrowing from a Kindle Fire
From the Home screen, tap Books, then Store. Tap the Kindle Owners' Lending Library category.
Eligible titles will display the Prime badge. Tap the the title for more information.
Tap the Borrow for Free button to borrow the title.
Reading Your Borrowed Book
The book currently being borrowed can be read on multiple Kindle devices, as long as they are registered to the same eligible account, but cannot be read on Kindle reading apps.
One book can be borrowed at a time, and there are no due dates. You can borrow a new book as frequently as once a month, directly on your registered Kindle device, and you will be prompted to return the book that you are currently borrowing.
If you have already borrowed a book in that calendar month, you are not yet eligible to borrow a new book until the next calendar month. There is no “roll-over” or accrual of unused borrowing eligibility.
Returning a Book to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
If you are ready to return a borrowed book, you can do so while also borrowing your next book. If you try to borrow a new book on your Kindle, you'll be prompted to return the book you are currently borrowing. Follow the onscreen instructions to return the book and borrow your new book.
You can also manage your book returns through Manage Your Kindle. Locate the borrowed book within Your Kindle Library, click the Actions button and choose Return book.
There are no "due dates" for a book. A single book can be read on any number of Kindle devices, as long as they are registered to the same eligible account. Kindle Owners' Lending Library titles can only be read on registered Kindle devices, not free Kindle reading applications.
You can also manage your Prime membership under the Subscription Settings link on the Manage Your Kindle page.
Bookmarks, notes, and highlights are all available on Kindle Owners' Lending Library titles, and will be saved to your Amazon.com account. Should you ever borrow or purchase the book in the future, your notes and highlights will be available for you.
Books borrowed from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library can only be read on a Kindle device, not on Kindle reading apps.
If a customer cancels their eligible Prime membership after borrowing a book from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library they will lose access to the book.
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