Changes to returning Kindle Books early

We want to ensure you're informed about recent updates to the process of returning Kindle books early. Although these changes are not coming from us at Pima County Public Library, we still want you to know what to expect as e-book readers

We appreciate that so many of you have a practice of returning books early once you're done reading them so that the next reader may check them out. While all digital titles will still automatically return on their due dates, here's how you can return an ebook early if you wish to make space in your library account.

Return from the app or software you used to download it

You can return titles using the app or software that you used to download them. Here are specific steps for:

Return from your Loans page

You can also return titles from your digital library:

  1. Go to your Loans page (under loans).
  2. Select Return beneath the title.

Note: Kindle Books can't be returned from your Loans page. See steps to return the title from Amazon.


Returning a library loan on Amazon's website (via Libby)

  1. In Libby, go to your Shelf .
  2. Select Manage Loan > Return Early > Return with Kindle.
  3. On Amazon's website, select return this book (on a mobile device) or return it now (in the side bar on a desktop).
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. In Libby, select Yes, I've Returned It to remove the title from your Shelf .

Returning a library loan on your Kindle ereader

  1. On your Kindle ereader, go to your "Home" or "Library" screen.
  2. Find the title, then tap the Menu  button on the cover.
  3. Tap Return to Public Library.
  4. Tap Return to confirm.

Returning a library loan from the Kindle app

  1. In the Kindle app, go to your "Home" or "Library" screen.
  2. Find the title, then tap and hold the cover until a menu appears.
  3. Tap Remove from Library, then Remove.

    Note: This will delete the book from your Amazon "Content Library" and return it in Libby. On older devices, you may not see this option. If that's the case, please use one of the other return methods.

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