What is Scribd?

We pronounce it /skribbed/
Read or listen on various devices such as phone, tablet, or desktop
Read or listen on various devices such as phone, tablet, or desktop

Whatever you’re into, we’ve got something for you

Discover something new every day

Our ever-expanding library includes over a million full-length titles, ranging from widely-known bestsellers to niche titles and publications.

In addition, we have over a hundred million documents, shared by Scribd’s community of users, about any and every topic you might be interested in.

Originals you won’t find elsewhere

We publish new and experimental works in text and audio formats.

Whether you like riveting non-fiction or racy romance, a quick read on your lunch break or a longer immersive experience, we’ve got something for you.

Help finding your next great read

We use a combination of editorial expertise, machine learning systems and search technologies to make it easy for you.

Because we have a range of material, we can find the items that are connected. For example, if you are interested in a particular author, you can also read related articles and documents, listen to podcasts, or even relevant sheet music.

At Scribd, we believe in the power of the written (and spoken) word

You may be a reader or a writer. You may be looking for a pleasurable escape or to improve your life personally or professionally. No matter what your goals are, we support you.

Our Mission

We believe that reading opens doors, and part of our mission is to change the way the world reads by providing a wide range of reading material in both print and audio formats at a price that is fair for both creators and consumers.

Protecting intellectual property

We take copyright seriously. We continue to protect the rights of authors and publishers by acting quickly on valid notifications of copyright infringement. We also have a rapid response group to respond to take down requests.Learn more

Community publishing

Scribd started as an open publishing platform, a place where anyone can share their ideas with the world, quickly, easily, and for free.

Supporting authors

Your subscription payments allow us to pay our staff and the writers and publishers who make Scribd possible. We keep the price low by minimizing our advertising costs, which is why you may not have heard of us before. We rely on our community of subscribers and creators to spread the word about the quality and value that we provide.

Make it your own


Make it your own

We built Scribd with tools for you to personalize your experience. You can highlight and write notes, change font sizes and color themes, set a sleep timer for your audiobooks, bookmark titles and organize your reading into lists.

Read where and how you want


Read where and how you want

Use Scribd through any web browser, Android, or iOS device. Download into the apps for offline access, so whether you’re reading on the beach or on the airplane, you’ll always have access. Install the apps to try them out:

  • Scribd - Download on the App Store

Ready to start?

We believe you’ll love Scribd as much as we do. We also understand that adding another subscription isn’t an easy choice. Take advantage of our month-long free trial to read and listen all you want. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you before your trial ends.

Only $11.99/month after trial. Cancel anytime.

A growing community of over 1 million people who love reading

This app is great! Its like the Netflix of books! As a homeschool mom, this app has saved us $$$. We have had zero issues and found most of the books we needed. Thanks! We truly love this app!

Amy D.

From major literary works and detailed historical and scientific studies to popular fiction and self-help books, right down to bizarre self-published tracts about the role of extraterrestrials in human evolution it’s incredible how much there is to find on Scribd. Fantastic!

Penny R.

I am beyond ecstatic over finding Scribd! The selection of ebooks and audiobooks is plentiful. I have found and saved so many books to read and listen to that would have otherwise cost me a fortune anywhere else. There’s no contest at all! 👌 💯

Heather J.

People frequently ask

What is Scribd?

Scribd is a vast digital library filled with ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts, magazines & news articles, sheet music, documents, and more. For a low monthly fee, subscribers gain access to our library. All users, including non-subscribers, can upload their own content to our document library, and access many documents shared by our community at no cost.

How much does Scribd cost?

One monthly fee includes access to Scribd’s library across all content types and supported devices, whether you’re reading documents on your desktop or listening to audiobooks on your phone. Learn more about subscription pricing

What is available on Scribd?

Scribd’s vast library includes ebooks and audiobooks from renowned publishers and independent authors alike, along with podcasts, magazine articles, sheet music, documents shared by our community, and more.

Where can I read or listen?

Take Scribd with you wherever you go with our app for iOS or Android mobile devices! If you’re on the road, up in the air or just disconnecting, you can store content in our app for offline use. Our library is also available when you visit Scribd’s website from any supported web browser.

How do I cancel?

You can cancel your subscription at any time by visiting your Account Settings. If you cancel your subscription, you’ll have access to Scribd’s library until any remaining membership time expires.