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Is there any way to unloan a book?

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Initial post: Aug 2, 2011, 11:52:08 AM PDT
I just discovered loaning, a cool idea. But I loaned a book I am currently reading and didn't realize I wouldn't be able to read it while it out on loan. My buddy I loaned it to doesn't have time to read it, so I want to get it back. What's the most effective way to get it back. I didn't see anything in the FAQs.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011, 11:55:58 AM PDT
Stoneheart says:
contact amazon, but if you get it back you wont be able to reloan it as i understand it

Posted on Aug 2, 2011, 11:58:15 AM PDT
Has your friend accepted the loan?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2011, 11:59:46 AM PDT
Bridget Ruth says:
I think your friend can return it early. I've had books that were accepted for a loan and they finished the book in a couple days.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011, 12:01:37 PM PDT
Artist says:
If your friend didn't accept the loan, contact CS. They can cancel it, and you'll be able to loan it again. If your friend did accept the loan, you won't be able to loan the book again. Your friend can return the book by go to https://www.amazon.com/myk and deleting the book.

Posted on Aug 2, 2011, 12:03:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2011, 12:04:04 PM PDT
J. B. Cross says:
You're better off if you can get the loan cancelled outright, otherwise you just wasted the one time loan on that book. Definitely contact Kindle customer service and explain your misunderstanding.

Edited to add: Blaiz said it better. :)

Posted on Dec 26, 2012, 9:08:53 AM PST
We loaned a book to a person who said they never received email from Amazon. We're new to Kindle and didn't realize it would not be available to us and we need the book back. I can't seem to find a telephone number at Amazon for help... anyone have it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012, 9:15:41 AM PST
Use this link:


Choose the phone option. You add your phone number. They will call you back within minutes.

Posted on May 25, 2014, 4:40:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 25, 2014, 4:40:59 PM PDT
emily says:
I had this problem. The person I loaned the book to accepted the book and then immediately deleted it. It then came back.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2014, 4:55:23 PM PDT
Artist says:
You're responding to a post that was started in 2011, and last accessed in 2012.

Posted on May 25, 2014, 8:33:41 PM PDT
emily says:
I know, but it's the first place google led me to. I figured it wouldn't hurt to leave my bit for the next person who googles the same thing even if no one ever sees it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 25, 2014, 9:08:28 PM PDT
King Al says:
Keep in mind that you won't be able to lend it to that person again. She will have to get it elsewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2016, 7:27:20 AM PST
John says:
I loaned a great book I am reading to my brother that I am reading. After I loaned I saw the message "you will not have access to book while loaned".

I had him delete it and it looks like I have access to the book. Thanks for the tip!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2016, 7:31:27 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2016, 7:50:53 AM PST
John says:
"Except now you can't loan it back to him later. You've used up the one-time loan ability."

No problem, he can buy the book. I was mostly testing the Loan book option. First kindle book I had where I noticed the Loan feature. Now I know how it works.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2016, 9:40:02 AM PST
King Al says:
Keep in mind that you can't lend the book to anybody else, either.
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