How can I see which books I've read with Kindle Unlimited?

How do I see which books and eBooks I have already borrowed from Kindle Unlimited? It's explained here! (Photos: Sir Apfelot)

Today I have a guide to a question I recently asked myself: Where can I see which books I already have with Kindle unlimited have borrowed? It happens more and more often that I don't know whether I've already read a book or not. I can tell when I start reading, of course, but I often don't know from the title.

How do I see which books and eBooks I have already borrowed from Kindle Unlimited? It's explained here! (Photos: Sir Apfelot)

How do I see which books and eBooks I have already borrowed from Kindle Unlimited? It's explained here! (Photos: Sir Apfelot)

The reason for this is that I am just crisscrossing through a few multi-part science fiction sagas by authors like Thariot, Joshua Tree, Phillip P. Peterson, Brandon Q. Morris and Ben Becker work. It happens that I borrow a book and then find out that I read it a few weeks ago. Since choosing and borrowing on my lame Kindle Paperwhite from 2013 already takes a few minutes, that's a bit annoying.

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Solution: List of borrowed books

Update 17.7.2019: There seem to be problems with the solution below. Alternatively, there is also a short link that can be used on Amazon to access the list of borrowed (and returned) Kindle books:

https://www.amazon.de/kindle-dbs/ku/ku-central/

But here for the sake of completeness the original methodthat works again in Amazon.com, but has not yet been reactivated in Amazon.de.

To get straight to the point: Amazon records in the customer area which books you have already borrowed via Kindle Unlimited. A corresponding list can be found by clicking on "My Account"and then in the area"Digital content and devices" to the point "Content and devices"clicks. In short:

  1. My Account
  2. Digital content and devices
  3. Content and devices
In the Amazon area "My Account" you will find the item "Contents and Devices". The list of borrowed books is also hidden there.

In the Amazon area "My Account" you will find the item "Contents and Devices". The list of borrowed books is also hidden there.

All eBooks are listed there according to the time they were loaned. Since the list is multi-page for me and the sorting is a bit chaotic, I've gotten used to maintaining it in the text editor from time to time. So I know immediately which book series I have finished and which volumes are still open.

The list of borrowed eBooks at Kindle Unlimited is sorted chronologically and searchable. Nevertheless, I still lack the overview with the multi-page list.

The list of borrowed eBooks at Kindle Unlimited is sorted chronologically and searchable. Nevertheless, I still lack the overview with the multi-page list.

Feature request: Note on the detail page of the book

What is currently not yet available is a note on the respective Amazon detail page of a book. It would be very helpful if you could see right away whether you had already borrowed a book or not. I hope that Amazon will deliver this feature soon. Then the process of borrowing would be much easier and I could completely save myself my manual listing.

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4 comments

  1. Florian says:

    Unfortunately this is no longer the case. I can only see books that are currently borrowed and purchased there.

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Yes, you're right. They seem to have changed that. Now I can no longer see things that I have borrowed or looked at at some point. Pity… :-(

      Update: I have just read on an American website that the view was also missing there for a few weeks, but then Amazon added the option that I described in the post. I think it'll just take them to turn that back on in Amazon.de.

      There is another way for the list of borrowed Kindle eBooks, via this link here:
      https://www.amazon.de/kindle-dbs/ku/ku-central/

      If you are logged in, you should see all your borrowed (including returned) Kindle books there.

  2. Daniela says:

    Hallo,
    I have the problem that I currently no longer see a book on the Amazon website if I have already borrowed it. Until recently I always saw the message that you had already checked out this book on ... with Kindel Unlimited.

    Has anything been changed?

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