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Amazon introduced a new benefit for Kindle owners with an Amazon Prime membership: the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Kindle owners (with an Amazon Prime membership) can now choose from thousands of books to borrow for FREE, including over 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers — as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. No other e-reader or ebook store offers such a service.

What is Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping and One-day shipping for $3.99 per item on all eligible purchases for a membership fee of $79 a year (comes out to $6.58/month if you want to be exact).  Amazon Prime members have access to instant videos: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows through Amazon Instant Video at no additional cost.  Curious to see what Amazon Prime is all about?  You can start a one month free trial here and if it’s not right for you, you can opt out at any time during the trial period.

You can check out a Kindle book from your local library and read it on any generation Kindle or  Kindle reading app.

When you borrow a Kindle public library book, you’ll have access to all the unique features of Kindle books, including real page numbers and Whispersync technology that synchronizes your notes, highlights, and last page read.  After a public library book expires, if you check it out again or choose to purchase it from the Kindle store, all of your annotations and bookmarks will be preserved.

So far you can check out Kindle books at more than 11,000 libraries in the U.S.   To find out if your local library has Kindle books available just give them a call.


How it Works

You can borrow Kindle books from your local library’s website and have them delivered directly to your Kindle or free reading app.

• Visit the website of a U.S. library that offers digital services from OverDrive.

• Check out a Kindle book (using a valid library card).

• Click on “Get for Kindle” and then sign in to your account to have the book delivered to your Kindle device or reading app.

Note: Public library books can be sent wirelessly to Kindle devices via an active Wi-Fi connection or transferred via USB.

If someone has loaned you a Kindle book, you will receive an e-mail notification allowing you to download the book to your Kindle device or free Kindle reading application. After accepting the loan, you’ll have 14 days to enjoy the book until the download ends.

To download a Kindle book loan:

  1. Open the e-mail message you received about your book loan and click the Get your loaned book now button. Your web browser will launch and automatically direct you to Amazon to accept the loan.

2. Log into your Amazon account if prompted, or create one if you are not yet an Amazon customer. You may also be prompted to enter a billing address to verify your location only (there is no charge associated with accepting a Kindle book loan.)

3.  If you are already a Kindle user, just select the device that you would like the book delivered to from the drop-down menu and click the Accept button.

4.  If you do not yet have a Kindle or Kindle reading application, click the Accept button and you will be taken through the steps to download a free reading application.  After downloading a reading application you will need to return to the e-mail message and accept the loan.

Tip: You have seven days from when you first received your e-mail about the book loan to accept the loan. Once you accept, you have 14 days before the loan expires.