Searching and Exploring Scribd's Library

Scribd knows what you came here for; it's not because it's a cool name, it's because Scribd has one of the largest collections of books available right at your fingertips. So let's cut to the chase and get you want you want: all the books you can handle. 

There's two ways you can find titles you're interested in: by searching or by exploring. It'll depend on what you have in mind for which one you want to choose.

Searching

If you already know what you want, use the Search option which you can access by tapping the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Type an author, a title, or any key words and the search feature will begin to auto-complete and display the 'best match' for your search.      

If none of the information that automatically displays is what you're looking for, you can filter the results to help better find what you're interested in. Tap on one of the content types that display on the top (Books, Audiobooks, Documents, and son on) of the search results and you can then us the "Filter" option to sort by Interest, Language, or Date Added.

Exploring

If you don't have a specific title in mind but you're looking for a new book to sink your teeth into, our Explore tool has you covered. 

Tap on the compass icon on the bottom navigation bar to access the Explore page, and you'll see it broken down into "Top Interests" and "All Interests". Select the interest that strikes your fancy, and you'll be taken to the overview page for that interest. 

There, you can narrow down the content type that you're interested in exploring. By default, you'll be shown "Everything" - tap on that and a menu will appear where you can choose your preferred content type:

Once you've got the settings for your browsing just right, all that's left is to swipe your finger to scroll through the collections or click on the collection's title to view it fully that way. You'll see titles grouped into "Bestselling", "New & Noteworthy", as well as "Featured Reading Lists" compiled by our editors! If you'd just like to view all of the titles available in a particular interest, scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on the "View All In" link where you'll be able to sort all of the titles in the selected Interest category by Most Recent and Best Sellers. 

 

Happy reading!

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