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Welcome back!  Today, in our seventh installment of our Kindle Video Series, we discuss renting Kindle textbooks.  If you would like to follow along, or watch the video, you may do so.  With the cost of textbooks at an all-time high, most college and university students opt for rental or used books when at all possible.  Renting textbooks on your Kindle offers not only a lower price, but also the convenience of not having to carry all of those textbooks around campus!  You can literally carry all of your classes in your purse.

Are all textbooks available as rentals?

While the textbook rental library is rapidly expanding, not all textbooks are available in e-format yet.  Be sure to check regularly, as new titles are being added all the time.

How much does it cost?

When you rent a textbook on your Kindle, you only pay for the amount of time that you need the book.  This allows you to save up to 80% off the list price of the book.

What about taking notes and highlighting?

Kindle textbooks save your notes and annotations even after the rental period is over.

How long can I keep the book?

Some textbooks are only available for a fixed rental period, however you may rent the book again if you find that you are not finished with it.

How does it work? How to Rent Kindle Text-Books

Reference from Amazon.

1. To rent a Kindle textbook, first search for the book on Amazon, using the title, author or ISBN number. 

2. You will need to look for the “Rent this book” message for textbooks that are available as Kindle rentals. 

3. Once you have made your selection, click the “Rent this book” tab at the top right hand corner of your screen, then use the calendar to define your rental period. 

4. Click “Rent now with 1-click” to rent your book.  You will then need to go to the “Manage my content and devices” page in your Amazon account. 

5. Find the textbook that you just rented, and click on the “Actions” tab next to the book. 

6. A pop-up menu will appear, where you can choose the device that you want your textbook delivered to.

What if I order the wrong book?

If you discover that you’ve ordered the wrong book, you may return it within 7 days for a full refund.  Go to the “Manage my content and devices” page in your account.  Find the book that you want to return, and click the “Actions” tab.  Click “Return this book” on the pop-up.  The book will automatically disappear from your device, and you will receive a credit to your account within a few days.  Amazon does not provide partial refunds for unused rental time.

How do I return the book?

When your rental period ends, your book will no longer be accessible.  The exception to this is your notes and highlights, which are available even after your rental period has ended.

What if I need the book for a longer time?

At any point during your rental, you can either extend the rental period or purchase the textbook.  You can also re-rent a book after your rental period has expired, but it will be treated as a new rental period. 

To extend your rental, visit your “Manage my content and devices” page.  Find your book, click on the “Actions” tab and click “Extend Rental”.  You will be given the option to choose the amount of time that you need to extend for–click the appropriate amount of time and click “Extend Rental”

Should you find that you will need the book for an extended period of time and would like to purchase it, this same screen will offer a “Purchase” option.  When you purchase the book, what you have already paid in rental fees will be deducted from the retail price, and you will pay only the difference.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, you can go to the Help page at for more options.  Make sure you check back here regularly, as we will continue to update our video series with new and relevant information.

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