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About Amazon Households and Family Library

You can share select Kindle books and digital content with the other adults and children in your Amazon Household through Family Library.

In order to use Family Library to share content with another adult, you must first join an Amazon Household together. Members of an Amazon Household include:

  • Two adults, each with their own Amazon account.
  • Up to four children, whose profiles are created from an adult’s account.
  • Up to four teen logins, but teens are unable to share digital content.

You can share Kindle books, apps and games, and audiobooks with Family Library. You can also share Kindle books that you are borrowing from a public library and Kindle books that are on loan to you through personal lending. Active content can be shared and used on compatible e-readers.

Kindle textbook rentals are compatible with Family Library, though you may be limited in the number of devices you can download them to.

Note: Music, magazines and newspapers, subscriptions accessed through apps, games and software downloads from outside Amazon Appstore, books and magazines borrowed via Kindle Unlimited, and purchased or rented Amazon Video titles cannot be shared with the added adult in your Family Library or Amazon Household.

For more information about Amazon Households, go to About Amazon Households. For information about sharing other Prime benefits, such as shipping benefits and streaming videos Included with Prime, go to Share Your Amazon Prime Benefits.

Create and Manage Amazon Household from Your Computer

To create or manage your household, go to Manage Your Household.

For instructions on how to create a household, go to Create a Household. For instructions on how to separate an adult account from a household, go to Remove an Adult from Your Amazon Household.

Share Content Using Family Library

You can start sharing Kindle books and other digital content after creating your Amazon Household. Each adult chooses what to share: you can share all of your compatible content, or you can choose to only share individual titles.

Important: Not all shared content can be accessed on all devices and some devices may need to be enabled to view shared content. Amazon devices and applications will not be able to access shared content with which they are not compatible. To learn more, go to Devices and Apps Compatible with Family Library.

To share content through Family Library:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices and click the Your Content tab.
  2. Click the Show drop-down menu and choose the content type you'd like to share.
  3. Check the box next to the title you'd like to share, and then click Add to Library.

    Tip: If you do not see Add to Library after you've selected a title, select Show Family Library.

  4. Select a profile from the drop-down menu, and then click OK.

Create Child Profiles from Your Computer

To create a child profile from the Amazon website:
  1. Go to Manage Your Household and sign in to your account.
  2. Click Add a Child.
  3. Enter your child's name, birthday, and gender, and pick a profile icon.
  4. Click Save when you're done.
Open Amazon FreeTime on your Fire tablet to access profiles that were set up on the Amazon website. Open Kindle FreeTime on your Kindle e-reader to access profiles that were set up on the Amazon website.

Access Shared Content from Your Phone, Tablet, and Windows/Mac

Important: Family Library sharing is turned off by default in all Kindle reading apps. If you'd like to view shared Family Library content on one of these devices, please ensure you've installed the latest version of the app on your device and then:
  1. Open your browser and go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. After signing in, click on Your Devices.
  3. Click on the Action button next to the device you want to share the content with.
  4. Place a checkmark in the box that says "Show [adult's] content”.

Access Content Shared Using Family Library

You and the other adult in your Amazon Household will be able to see any Kindle books, games and apps, and audiobooks that have been shared in the Cloud on any compatible Amazon devices and Kindle reading apps registered to your Amazon accounts. Shared active content will be available in the Archived Items or Cloud on compatible e-readers.

The child profiles added to your Amazon Household will have access to any shared Kindle books, apps and games, and audiobooks via Amazon FreeTime on compatible Fire tablets. Child profiles will have access to shared Kindle books and active content via Kindle FreeTime on compatible Kindle e-readers.

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