In addition to free two-day shipping and access to free streaming movies and TV shows, Amazon Prime offers access to 180,000 Kindle books through their Kindle Owners' Lending Library. You must borrow from an actual Kindle device, not from a computer or tablet running the free Kindle app.
You can use the Kindle Lending Library with any paid Amazon Prime or Amazon Student account, as well as with one-month free trials and the free month of Amazon Prime that comes with a Kindle Fire device. There are no due dates, but you can borrow only one book at a time.
If you're looking for something to read between classes or during other downtime, you can easily use your computer to find books from the Lending Library that might interest you.
1. At Amazon.com, click the down arrow next to the search box to change from "All" to "Books" and click Go.
2. Scroll down until you see "Prime Eligible" on the left, and select it.
3. On the resulting page, click the "Kindle Edition" header.
4. If desired, select a category on the left side that matches your interests.
You'll still need to check out a book on your Kindle, but browsing for titles is less cumbersome on a computer.