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How to Check Out Kindle Library eBooks and Return Them Early

A little while ago I came across a handy little guide that explained how to return a Kindle library ebook before the time was up. I found this detail a little surprising becuase I didn’t know you could return them early. In fact, I double checked Amazon’s help pages and it’s not mentioned.

Weird. In any case, I figure that if I didn’t know about it and i cannot find the info then it is worth a post. So here is a video and a slideshow. The first was made by King County Library System and it shows how to get the library ebook. The second was made Wake County Public Libraries and it explains how to return the library ebook (it’s an option on the "Manage Your Kindle" page).


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Mike Cane September 23, 2011 um 4:30 pm

Scroll down to learn about Error Code 710 from OverDrive!

Armyturtl September 23, 2011 um 10:00 pm

Or just google "skindle" and remove the DRM so you can keep a copy of the book.

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Andrea January 11, 2012 um 12:21 am

Thank you so much for posting how to return!! I couldn’t find anything on either amazon or my library site.


Sue Gray October 6, 2012 um 8:10 pm

Thanks for the tip! This is all new to me and I had one I didn’t want anymore. Much appreciated!

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