How to Lend an Amazon Kindle Book

Have you read a book on your Kindle that you think a friend or family member would also like to read? Fortunately it is possible for you to lend some of your Kindle books to another person so that they can read it on their Kindle, or on a device with a compatible Kindle app.

The process for lending a Kindle book is only a few steps, but it can be difficult to find where you need to go in order to accomplish it. Our guide below will point you in the right direction so that you can begin sharing your favorite Kindle books with other people that you think might enjoy them.


Lending a Book from Your Kindle Library

Note that not every book that you have purchased for your Kindle can be lent to someone else. Additionally, many Kindle books can only be lent one time.

Once you choose to loan your book, the recipient will have 14 days to read it. While the book is being loaned you will be unable to read it.


Step 1: Go to and sign into the Amazon account that has the Kindle book that you want to lend.


Step 2: Click the Your Account button to the right of the search bar, then click the Manage Your Content and Devices option.

manage your content and devices



Step 3: Click the Actions button to the left of the book that you want to lend, then click the Loan this title option. As mentioned earlier, not every book in your library can be loaned.

click actions, then click loan this title



Step 4: Enter the email address of the person to whom you want to lend the Kindle book, add their name and a message, then click the Send Now button.

send the loaned title through email



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