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Subject: I should know this!
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 7:54 PM ET
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  I have borrowed  a book and I can't remember or find on my kindle which one it is. Therefore when the prime books show up as free (and I am a prime member) they don't show up as free for me. How do I fix this? I should know this but I just plain forgot!

Date Posted: 2/27/2013 8:01 PM ET
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IIRC, if you go to your Manage my Kindle section on your Amazon account, it lists all the books you have on your kindle.  At least all the ones you bought from Amazon.  If you have borrowed a book, whether a loaner from a Kindle friend or through the Lending Library, there will be a green "borrowed" (or "on loan"--something to that effect) next to the book title.  To return the book, just click on the actions box on the right and delete it from your library.  HTH



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Date Posted: 2/27/2013 8:57 PM ET
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Heather is right, it'll have an oranged "Borrowed" next to it.

If it's on another page, let all your books load then at the "View" at the top left of the list chose "Loans."

Date Posted: 2/27/2013 9:24 PM ET
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   I tried both suggestions and neither worked. According to my account, I have no books on loan. But thanks anyway--it was interesting to see my reading history all the way back to 2010!

Date Posted: 2/27/2013 9:56 PM ET
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Kathy, is the book one you borrowed from the Lending Library? Or is it one that another Kindle friend loaned to you?  If it was a loan from a friend, the book will automatically be returned to the person you borrowed it from after two weeks.  You would not see it in your library and it would not show up on your Kindle once you turned on the wi-fi or 3G.  Maybe that is the problem?  Just guessing, here.

If the book you borrowed was from the Amazon's Lending Library, maybe try calling Amazon customer support for assistance?  I've always had really good luck with them, even for seemingly trivial (at least in my mind) questions.

You could also check under "Manage My Prime" to make sure your prime membership has not lapsed.  I have mine set up to automatically renew, but I know not everyone does that. I was often forgetting to do things like renew memberships for things before I put many of them on auto.

Date Posted: 2/27/2013 11:06 PM ET
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I haven't borrowed a book in ages, but I thought had done it on Amazon. However, I was just able to check out one using my Kindle. So maybe I was just having a serious brain fart. But thanks so much anyway.
Date Posted: 2/28/2013 1:06 AM ET
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Kathy- I got angry the other day when I could not find the book I'd just bought (free), got all worked up and hubby turned on my monitor and yelled "Helped if you hit BUY NOW button"..LOL I'd looked at the book just not bought it.. 

Date Posted: 2/28/2013 12:53 PM ET
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I use the lending library every month. You have to return and check out from your Kindle itself since it's only available to people with Kindles. 

Whenever I've had a borrowed book from another person, the book stays in my library until I manually delete it. I just can't access it once the date expires.  Well I can access it on my Kindle if I don't turn on the wifi.  But in my Manage My Kindle section on Amazon it will tell me it expired.  I usually have to ask it to delete them twice for some reason.  Then the next time I put my wifi on the kindle it'll remove my access and put an alert on my kindle that my loans expired.