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You can loan an e-book to anyone — even if the person doesn’t have a Kindle Paperwhite! All you need is the person’s e-mail address and a book that has loaning enabled.

You can loan e-books from your computer. Follow these steps to lend an e-book to a friend:

  1. Open a web browser on your personal computer and go to the Manage Your Kindle page.

  2. If necessary, log in.

  3. Scroll down to view the e-books in your Kindle Library.

  4. Hover the cursor over the Actions button for the e-book you'd like to loan.

    If loaning has been enabled for the e-book, a Loan This Title option appears.

  5. Click the Loan This Title option.

  6. Enter the person’s e-mail address and name as well as a message.

    The borrower of the e-book receives an e-mail from Amazon. The borrower has seven days to accept the loan by clicking the Get Your Loaned Book Now button provided in the e-mail.


What if the person you’ve loaned the e-book to doesn’t have a Kindle? No problem! You can use many devices to read Kindle e-books.

The borrower can return the loaned e-book before the 14-day loan is over. If you're reading a borrowed book and want to return it, go to the Your Orders section of the Manage Your Kindle page on Amazon. Click the plus symbol (+) next to the loaned title and then click the Delete This Title link.

Currently, only e-book customers residing in the United States can loan Kindle e-books. Loans can be made to people living outside the United States, but the borrower may not be able to accept the loan, depending on geographic differences in publishing rights.

You can join Kindle community forums to participate in exchanges in which Kindle owners lend and borrow e-books. A popular forum is the Lend and Borrow Exchange link.

Want to know whether a book can be loaned before you purchase it? From a personal computer, view the book’s product page on Amazon. Scroll down to the Product Details section and look for Lending: Enabled. While an e-book from your Kindle is on loan, you can’t read it. Also, you can loan a book only one time.

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