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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.

You can share Kindle books and apps and games with Family Library.

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 eligible content after creating your Amazon Household. Each adult chooses to share all compatible content or individual titles.

Important: Some devices may need to be enabled to view shared content. Amazon devices and apps can't access shared content that is incompatible. To learn more, go to Devices and Apps Compatible with Family Library.

Content that cannot be shared includes:

  • Music in your Music Library
  • Kindle Unlimited titles
  • Prime Video

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.

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