- Borrowing a Kindle Book from a Public Library
- Lending a Kindle Book to a Friend
Have you ever wanted to loan a Kindle book to a friend? It’s actually quite easy to do. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be loaning Kindle books in no time.
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Borrowing a Kindle Book from a Public Library
You can borrow Kindle books from your local public library and read them on any Kindle device or free reading app. To borrow a book, you’ll need to sign in to your Amazon account, have a compatible device, and have a valid library card. Keep in mind that most libraries only loan out a limited number of Kindle books at any given time, so you may need to place a hold on a book if it’s currently unavailable.
Check if your local public library offers Kindle books
Before you can borrow a Kindle book from your library, you need to make sure that they offer Kindle books. You can do this by going to your local public library’s website and searching for “Kindle books” or “eBooks.” If they offer Kindle books, you’ll see a link or section about it on their website.
If your local public library doesn’t offer Kindle books, you can try searching for a nearby city or town to see if they have an eBook lending program.
Find out if you need a library card to borrow Kindle books
Anyone with a valid library card from a participating library can borrow Kindle books from their public library. If you’re not sure if your local library lends Kindle books, you can check on the website or contact them directly.
If you don’t have a library card, you can usually sign up for one at the circulation desk. Most libraries require that you live in their service area to get a card, but some may let you sign up for a non-resident card that comes with a fee.
Borrow a Kindle book from your local public library
Go to Amazon.com and log in with your Amazon account credentials. Click on the “Kindle Store” link and search for the book you want to borrow from the library. Once you find the ebook, click on the “Borrow for Free” button. If you’re not already an Amazon Prime member, you’ll be prompted to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.
Next, log in to your local public library’s website and search for the book you want to borrow. Once you find the ebook, click on the “Borrow” or “Check Out” button. You may be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN.
Enter your Amazon account credentials when prompted and click on the “Confirm” button. The book will be delivered wirelessly to your Kindle device or reading app.
Lending a Kindle Book to a Friend
Lending a Kindle book to a friend is a great way to save money and get your friend into reading. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how to loan a Kindle book to a friend.
Check if the Kindle book you want to loan is eligible for loaning
Before you lend a Kindle book to someone, you need to check if the book is eligible for loaning in the first place. Not all Kindle books can be loaned out.
To check if the Kindle book you have is eligible for loaning, open up the Amazon Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad and head to the “Library” tab. Find the book that you want to loan, then tap on it to open up its information page.
On the book’s info page, look for the “Loan this book” option. If it’s there, that means you can loan out the book. If it’s not there, then unfortunately you can’t loan out that particular book.
Loan a Kindle book to a friend
You can loan eligible Kindle books to other Kindle owners for a period of 14 days. Once a book has been lent, it cannot be recalled by the lender. To loan a book:
-Go to Amazon.com and log in with your Amazon account information.
-Hover your cursor over “Your Account” and click “Manage Your Content and Devices.”
-Click the check box next to the title you’d like to loan, then click the “Actions” drop-down menu.
-Click “Loan This Book.”
-Enter the recipient’s name and email address, then click “Confirm Loan.”
The recipient will receive an email notification with instructions on how to claim their book.Loaned books appear on the Home screen of your friend’s device or reading app under the section titled “Loans.”
Return a Kindle book you have loaned to a friend
You can return a Kindle book you have loaned to a friend from your Manage Your Content and Devices page. To return a book early:
1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
2. Select the Loans tab.
3. Select the Actions button next to the book you’d like to return, and then select Return this book.
4. Depending on the publisher’s restrictions, your friend may be able to borrow the book again after you return it.