Perlego 4+

The online university library

Perlego Ltd.

    • #55 in Books
    • 3.7 • 95 Ratings
    • Free



Unlock knowledge with Perlego’s online library of academic resources and tools, trusted by students worldwide. Get unlimited access to all of your learning resources, whenever you need them, for less than the price of a single book.

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Feature overview

Access over 650,000 academic titles
Bookmark, highlight and revise
Personalise your reading experience
Read offline: on your smartphone or tablet.

What’s New

Version v5.1.7

We've added advanced search filters to help you find the most relevant books in our ever-expanding library.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Cookie40p ,

App needs some work

I absolutely love this service but please make the functionality better!! It is really off-putting in comparison to other services- I’d rather read a book from my library app than here if it is available.

Firstly, please make it possible to see how far you are into the whole book not the whole chapter, because frankly, nobody cares about the latter and everyone about the first.

Secondly, I’d really appreciate the ability to sort within the individual categories, especially by popularity.

Thirdly, please make it possible to scroll down rather than simply slide across the pages.

There a few others, but these are the main areas of functionality that plague me. But if you can fix this 100% 5 star worthy and worth every penny :)

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of the app, it really helps us understand and know how we can meet our readers' needs. You've made some great points here and these are all features we're looking into as we can absolutely appreciate the benefits of being able to track progress and sort more specifically on the app. We're also working on how we can make the reading experience more customisable with scrolling and sliding. If you have any other thoughts, our support team at will always be happy to hear how we can make your experience better! Best wishes. Perlego

HirenHP ,

Perlego is wonderful

Many people says they prefer proper paper books to the electronic versions. This , as a recently retired academic, I don’t understand. Perlego has allowed me to read instantly any kind of books both offline and online which are available on its platform without worrying of buying them separately like kindle or other E-reader platform does.. as I can buy subscription on monthly or yearly basis and most importantly can cancel the subscription at any given time from the accounts settings without any catch. I once had to visit a specialist bookshop for, wait weeks for delivery, then go pick them up. I can actually now search fro a half remembered quote to use in papers I am writing. On the leisure side I can search for books without getting a crick in my neck looking at high shelves, and carry my whole library with me on holiday. I can read all day without the pain in my thumb from years of holding books open. I can search and find new books from favourite authors and download them without worrying of buying them separately. I love Perlego..

elbro7 ,

good idea but needs work

the idea of a textbook subscription service is great, but perlego is held back by lack of functionality in the app. these things have been mentioned in other reviews (scrolling instead of page turning, progress across the whole book, etc) but my biggest gripe is that it doesn’t support split screen on the ipad. if i’m going to have a digital textbook, I need to be able to take notes from it at the same time as reading it, and this is the sole reason I can’t use perlego. extremely disappointing, as I could overlook the other issues quite happily. the kindle app supports split screen just fine, so I would look forward to a patch that would fix this for perlego in the future, since it’s obviously possible.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank-you for your feedback. We can completely understand the need for a split-screen feature! Along with the tools you've mentioned, our app team is looking into tablet functionality and adding split-screen support. For now, readers can take notes with Apple’s slide-over feature. If you'd like more information on this, we'll be happy to help if you can reach out to 🙂 The Perlego team

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