Borrow Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and read them on your Kindle device.

The Kindle Owners' Lending Library is available to Amazon Prime members—paid Amazon Prime, paid Amazon Student, 30-day free trial, and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with a Kindle Fire device—who own a Kindle device. The Lending Library features over 500,000 titles, including many New York Times bestsellers. Books borrowed from the Lending Library have no due date and can be delivered to other Kindle devices registered to your Amazon account.

Note: Books that are borrowed from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library can be read only on Kindle devices.

Video: Borrowing Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Borrow a Book

You can borrow one book from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library each calendar month. You can deliver the book to other Kindle devices registered to your Amazon account.

  1. From your Kindle device, open the Kindle Store.
  2. Access the Kindle Owners' Lending Library:
    • Kindle E Ink devices: Select All Categories, and then select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
    • Kindle Fire devices: Select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

    Eligible titles display the Prime badge.

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  3. When you've made your selection, select Borrow for Free.

    You can borrow only one book at a time. If you've already borrowed a book, you'll be prompted to return it before you can borrow a different book.

    Note: Available titles may change each calendar month.

If your Amazon Prime account is disabled after you borrow a book, you will lose access to the book you borrowed.

Your bookmarks, notes, and highlights within the book will be saved to your Amazon account. They are available if you borrow or purchase the book later.

Return a Book

Books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library have no due dates.

  1. Visit Manage Your Content and Devices , and then click Your Kindle Library.
  2. Next to the book you want to return, click Actions, and then select Return Book.
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