Scribd Gift Membership

Is there anything better than a good book? We sure don't think so. So then what's a better way to show someone that you care than giving them access to over half a million books? Someone's birthday coming up? Want to send the best 'Thank you' note ever? Need a gift for that book lover that's so hard to buy for this holiday season? Gift a Scribd membership and give them hundreds of thousands of books to enjoy at their heart's content! That's the best gift we could think of, too. 

How do I send someone a Scribd gift membership?

It’s easy! First, click here to open the gift purchase page. Select the duration of time (3, 6, or 12 months) and write a personal message, then fill in the recipient’s information. Next decide how and when you wish it to be delivered -- we can either email the card for you (now or at a later date) or you can print it out and hand-deliver it yourself. 

What kinds of gift memberships are available?

You can select from three options: 3 months for $25, 6 months for $50, or 1 year for $100. 

How does the recipient redeem a Scribd gift membership?

If we send them their e-Card via email, they just need to click on the link embedded in the email to view their card and redeem it, it will say 'Redeem Now'. If that doesn't work they just need to go to and enter in the gift code. If you print out the card, then the instructions will be listed with it. But again, they just need to go to and enter in the gift code to start reading. 

What if the person I give a Scribd gift membership is already a paying member?

That’s ok! The time value of the Scribd gift subscription will be applied to their existing subscription; it just means that you know they'll love your gift! They just need to log into their Scribd account and go through the redemption process and your gift will be added to their account as easy as that. They won't be charged for their regular subscription until your gift expires. 

Please note that current iTunes and PayPal subscribers to Scribd may need to reach out to us for assistance using a gift membership as we are unable to automatically add membership time to these subscriptions due to their differing policies regarding subscription purchases. 

What devices can members use to access the Scribd library?

The Scribd app is available on iOS devices (iOS 10 or newer), Android devices (Android 4.4 - KitKat - or newer), Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, and Nook HD/HD+. Readers can also use Scribd through a laptop or desktop browser, so your recipient should have no trouble reading on Scribd.

Do Scribd gift memberships expire?

Scribd gift memberships have no expiration. If your recipient isn't quite ready to read, no worries! They can redeem the code at a later date when they're ready to dive into a good book. 

Is this a physical gift card?

E-Cards are sent by email with the gift code to redeem the purchase but if you prefer a physical gift, you can always print out the customized card and give it to the recipient in person. That way you can see that big smile they'll get when they realize they now have access to more books than they can read in a lifetime.

I don’t have the email of the person I want to give this to. What do I do?

Not to worry! You can give Scribd gift cards the old school way. During the customization process, choose the option to give it in person, then print the card out and deliver it yourself! Then there's nothing to worry about if you don't know their email address and they'll have a physical card to enjoy. 

I’m purchasing this gift card today so I don’t have to stress about it anymore, but I don’t want the recipient to get it until later. What do I do?

We understand; you want to plan ahead and not be caught by surprise when the big occasion finally comes up, we totally get it. You're welcome to schedule the email to be sent on a future date! Or simply go with the physical card option, print it out, and hand-deliver it when the day arrives. But never fear, if you want to buy ahead, you just have to put in the date that you want it emailed to your gift recipient and we'll email it that day and send you a confirmation when it's done. 

I’m trying to send a Scribd Gift Membership to someone in another country. Is that ok?

Of course! Scribd is available world-wide! Scribd can be accessed in any country unless local service providers or authorities have blocked it. Reading is a universal pastime and we want everyone to enjoy. For specific international questions, please contact us. 

I just received an e-Card for a Scribd gift membership. What is that?

A Scribd gift membership gets you access to the entire premium Scribd library, including over 500,000 titles from 900+ publishers, including bestsellers and new releases. We have ebooks, audiobooks, sheet music, news, and articles available on Scribd. Scribd is available as an app on your phone or tablet, or in your browser, so you can read anywhere, anytime. Read up on the Scribd membership here! 

Do I need to enter my credit card information in order to redeem a gift card?

Not at all! It's a gift, all paid for and ready for you. You just need to sign up for a free account or log into Scribd to redeem your gift card and start reading. Go to to take advantage of the gift you received! 

What are the Terms of Use?

Please see our Gift Card and Gift Membership Terms and Conditions, as well as our other Terms, in our "Terms and Policies" section.

I'd like to learn more about Scribd memberships.

The best place to start is with these most frequently asked questions. For even more details, check out our other guides and faqs. If you don't find the answers you're looking for, never fear! Just shoot an email to and the lovely people at Scribd Support will be happy to assist.

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