How to Borrow Books on the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Borrow a free e-book on any Amazon Kindle device

Amazon's line of Kindle e-readers includes tablets as well as e-readers, and all have access to the Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library. The Lending Library allows Kindle owners to borrow one book at a time for free, as long as they are Amazon Prime members.

Amazon Prime provides several benefits for Amazon users. For $119 a year, Prime subscribers get free two-day shipping on Amazon orders and unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows. Prime membership also offers a free e-book to borrow each month.

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The Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library

The Kindle Lending Library doesn't have due dates, so you can borrow the books for as long as you like. According to Amazon, more than 3.7 million titles are available for lending through the service, including more than 100 New York Times Bestsellers.

The service is available through the Kindle store on all Kindle devices. Book borrowing is almost the same on all devices, with some minor differences between e-readers and tablets.

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How to Borrow Free Books With the Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Follow these step-by-step instructions to learn how to borrow a book through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

  1. Open the Kindle Store on your Kindle device. You'll see a list of categories, such as Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Audible Audiobooks, Kindle Singles, and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Select Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

  2. After opening the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, browse the list of books to borrow. A book is eligible for borrowing when it has a Prime badge identifying it.

  3. Select Borrow. Once you choose a book, you'll see a Buy tab and a Borrow for Free tab. Select Borrow for Free to borrow the title.

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