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Kindle Owners' Lending Library for Amazon Prime Members
The Kindle Owners' Lending Library allows eligible Amazon.co.uk Prime members who own Kindle devices to choose from thousands of books to borrow for free -- including current and former top sellers in the Amazon.co.uk Kindle Store -- as frequently as a book a month, with no scheduled date for return.
Eligible Prime members -- paid Amazon Prime, one-month free trial, paid Amazon Family and customers receiving a free month of Prime benefits with Kindle Fire -- must own a Kindle device that is registered to the same Amazon.co.uk account as the eligible Prime account in order to access this benefit.
Please note that the benefit of Kindle Owners' Lending Library cannot be shared or transferred to other accounts.
Borrowing from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
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, click on Lending Library to browse 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 title for more information.
Tap the Borrow for Free button to borrow the title.
Reading a 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.
Book returns can also be managed through Manage Your Kindle.
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.co.uk 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 the Prime membership is cancelled after borrowing a book from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, access to the book will be lost.
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