How do I find free or unlimited books?

Your Scribd membership automatically gives you access to a rotating selection of thousands of books and audiobooks made available through special arrangements with Scribd’s publishing partners. We also offer Scribd Selects - a monthly catalog of unlimited books, so there's always something new to enjoy!

The unlimited catalog changes regularly, but you can be sure that thousands of amazing books and audiobooks are available for you to enjoy at any given time with your normal membership fee. You have a couple of different options to choose from!

Our unlimited catalog:

If you're not sure what you're looking for but have an idea of what genre you'd like to read, you can absolutely do that!

  • Tap the compass icon to access the Browse page, then choose either Books, Audiobooks, or Articles - whichever you're in the mood for!
  • Once you've chosen a book type, you can now pick an interest. In this example, let's choose "Biography & Memoir"
  • Once you've opened the interest, scroll down all the way to the bottom of the screen and you'll see an option to "View All"
  • Tap "View All" and a new window will pop-up, tap the "Unlimited" toggle in the upper right corner.
  • You'll only see a few results to begin with, but as you scroll we'll automatically load more books for you to scroll through.
  • You can also sort by "Trending", "Bestselling", and "most recent" by tapping the dropdown menu in the upper left corner.

Scribd Selects:

If you'd like to take a look at the books our staff recommend for the month, here's how to find our Scribd Selects via each category:

  • Tap the compass icon to access the Browse page, then choose either Books, Audiobooks, or Articles
  • Once you've chosen a content type, you can now pick an interest. In this example, let's choose "Fiction & Biographies"
  • Once you've opened the interest, scroll down the screen a bit (past the first couple of rows) and you'll see the Scribd Selects catalog for that particular interest - this will be the row of books with an "S." badge on the top left corner under the "Enjoy unlimited access to these books this month." heading.

You can also browse our entire Scribd Selects catalog by following these steps:

  • Tap the compass icon and choose a book type (Books, Audiobooks, or Articles)!
  • Scroll down a bit and you'll see a Scribd Selects catalog for the month. Tap on "View All", and you'll open up a full view of the catalog that you can browse!

Search filters:

If you had something specific in mind, you can run a search and use our search filters to do so:

  • Tap the compass icon, then tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner to start a search.
  • Type your search term in the search box, eg: "Stephen King", then tap "Audiobooks" or "Books" (depending on what you're looking for) from the menu at the top.
  • From here you can tap the "Filter" button (it looks like 3 horizontal lines next to the "Results" number)
  • Select "Unlimited Titles Only".
  • Finally, tap "Apply" in the top left corner to apply your filter. When you've applied it correctly, you'll see a message on screen to let you know.

Any titles that are not currently part of the unlimited catalog may be accessed in full by using a Monthly Credit. We hope you'll stay tuned as we continue to add and expand on our unlimited selection!

If you have further questions concerning what's part of the unlimited program, please contact Scribd support for assistance.

Have more questions? Submit a request


Article is closed for comments.
Powered by Zendesk