Creating and managing Lists

Scribd's editorial team combs through our library to create hand-curated reading lists which you can find while exploring on the site. But if you'd like to create your own lists too, we've got you covered! You can look through Scribd's library and create lists of books based on a certain theme or a specific purpose - all tailored to your personal tastes. You can even share these lists with everyone on Scribd by making them publicly available or set them as private to be enjoyed by only you.

Creating a List

If you don't have a List yet, create one! There are a few ways to go about it depending on where you are in the app but it's always an easy process. If you’ve saved a bunch of books using our "Save for Later" feature and would like to organize them into Lists, you can do so directly from your Saved titles page. Tap on the bookmark/ribbon icon at the bottom of the navigation bar on the app. Once there, you'll see a tab for your Lists at the top of your Saved books page.


To create a new List, just click on the icon in the top left corner. A dialog box will pop up, prompting you to name your new List. From this screen, you can also choose to make your list private.  Any List that you've made private will have a lock symbol next to the title when you view the page for that List.

The other option for creating a List is directly from a book's about page itself. When viewing the about page for a book, click on the button to the right of the ‘Save For Later’ option ('Remove Download' if you've stored this title for offline reading on your device). From the menu that appears, select 'Add to List' on the drop down menu, and choose the List you would like to add the book to, or create a new List for it!


Adding books to Lists

You can add books to your Lists from the About Book page or from your Saved Titles, using the Add to List icons below:

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To add multiple books to a List from your Saved Titles all at the same time, select the pencil icon in the top right corner of the Saved Titles page. Choose the titles you wish to add  selected titles will be highlighted in teal  then choose the Add to List icon at the top of the screen:



Removing books from a List

If you'd like to remove a book from a List, you can do so from the List page using the Remove from List icon:



Editing a List

If you ever need to change the title, description, or privacy settings of a list you've created, you can do that easily from the app. First, go to your Lists tab in your Saved books. From there, tap on the List you wish to edit and press the icon in the top right corner to open the menu. Here, you have the option to change the List Settings (edit the name, add a description, change privacy settings), Share List, or Delete List.


If you have any trouble with any of the above, please contact Scribd support and describe the issue so that our Support team can be of assistance.

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