Navigating Scribd

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Autumn E.
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Whether you’re using the Scribd app or browsing our website, we want to ensure it’s always easy for you to keep reading something great!

Navigating Scribd’s app

With the Scribd app on your mobile device, Scribd's digital library is available to you wherever you go! As you explore the app, you'll see several handy navigational options at the bottom of your screen, including:


The 'Home' button brings you to the main Scribd homepage. Here, you'll find various carousels of recommended titles across our multiple content libraries, and books you've recently added to your Saved titles page. 

Top Charts

In Top Charts, you’ll find curated lists of the most popular books and audiobooks generating buzz from critics, NYT, and more. Tap on “Filter” to filter the Top Charts list by Format or Interest!


Looking for something new to read? Here you can select a category to browse through or search for a particular author, title or subject. For more information, check out our article "Searching and Exploring Scribd's Library".


This is where the adventure begins! Saved is where all those books go when you save them to read later as you search and browse Scribd's library! If anything looks interesting, be sure to add it to your Saved content so you can find it again easily. On this page, you can also organize your books into Lists - we have more information about managing your Lists here and you can learn more about managing your Saved titles here.


To access your account information, select the Account icon at the bottom of the menu. The Account section includes the following: 

  • Account Information
  • FAQs & Support
  • Audio Player Settings
  • Language Preference
  • Downloads
  • Notification Settings
  • Privacy
  • Siri Shortcuts (iOS only)
  • Invite Friends

Please note: if you’d like to edit your account information, you’ll find additional options to manage your username, email address, password and more by visiting Your Account on Scribd’s website.


Navigating Scribd’s website

First and foremost, you’ll want to get acquainted with the menu bar across the top. This appears on the top of almost every page on the Scribd website and is the secret to accessing almost everything on Scribd.

Use this menu bar to explore through content types, maneuver to your Saved titles with zero hassle, view all of the best-selling titles on Scribd, and browse by content type as well.


Let's explore! First, there's your customized homepage. If you're logged in, you can browse through titles you've saved and explore recommendations just for you. Our Top Picks and editors' selections also have you covered if you're looking for a recommendation or best-seller! Scroll down to review what we think might be interesting to you as a reader, and use the "View More" to the right of each heading to explore that entire section of content.

You can return to the homepage at any time by clicking the Scribd logo in the upper left corner.


If you'd like to look for a particular book or subject, use the 'Search' bar at the top of the site. Type an author, a title, or any keywords, and the search feature will auto-complete and display the 'best match' for your search. For more helpful hints on using search check out our article, "Searching and exploring Scribd's library".


Looking to upload a document? Take the shortcut on the upper-right side of the page that says "Upload" to begin.

Language Selection

You can change the language you use to browse the Scribd website by hovering over the current language setting and selecting your preferred language from the drop-down menu. We'll use this language for all of your website navigation, and we’ll focus on showing content available in your selected language as you browse our library whenever possible.


This is where all the good stuff is. Your Saved page is where you'll find the titles you've recently 'Saved for Later'. You will also find your lists. This page is completely private—no one sees what you’ve read but you. More information on your Saved titles can be found here.

Account Menu

If you click on your profile icon in the upper right corner, your account menu appears. This is where you'll find links to all the details about your account with us. It's also the place to go when you're looking for help or when you want to sign in or out of your account.

  • Scribd Perks
    The Scribd Perks page is where you can view and redeem offers from other awesome services we think you'll enjoy - all for free! As long as you have an active subscription with us, you'll also be able to use the voucher tokens available on this page to sign up for these free offers included with your premium membership to Scribd.

  • Invite Friends/Read for Free
    We offer free membership time for each friend or family member that you invite to read with us! Use the link included in your referral page to invite others to Scribd, and we'll add 30 days of free membership time to your subscription with us for each new person that signs up and purchases a premium membership. Keep in mind that you must have an active subscription with us using our credit card payment method in order for this to work, as we are unable to add or alter subscriptions purchased using the App Store or PayPal.

  • Your Account

    Visit this page to manage these settings for your Scribd account:

    • Change your username, email address, password, and other profile information.
    • Link or unlink your Facebook account.
    • Change notification preferences.
    • Manage or cancel your membership.

    We have even more information on managing your account in our Account FAQs. You can also learn more about our premium membership by checking out our articles on purchases, subscriptions, and refunds.

  • Public Profile
    This is where you can see how others view your page on Scribd. If someone searches for you, they'll most likely land on your public profile. You can include a link to this page on a blog or secondary site if you want to direct people to your Scribd profile.

  • Document Uploads
    Here, you can manage all the content that you've shared on Scribd or upload new documents. You'll be able to change the privacy settings, add items to your collections, edit the information on your work, or delete any content that you no longer want on Scribd. If you're considering uploading your work on Scribd, check out our Upload Guide for more information.

  • FAQ and Support
    The 'FAQ and Support' link will take you to our Help Center. You'll find all our guides and answers to frequently asked questions (like this one)! Feel free to submit a request form when you're on the support page if you have a question or are having some issue that wasn’t addressed. Our customer support team is always happy to help and make sure your time on Scribd is as excellent as can be.

  • Sign Out
    Lastly, to sign out of Scribd, you'll just need to hit the 'Sign Out' button at the bottom of the account navigation menu. You'll just need to sign back on to access all your content once again when you're ready to come back and spend some more time reading with us.

Now you should be able to navigate Scribd like an expert! And of course, if you need any clarification and you're unable to find the answers within our Help Center, just send a request over to the support team and we'll be glad to help.

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