Questia is the world’s only full-featured academic research app for iOS, and its latest version is all-new and surely the best version yet. Get the most out of your Questia subscription by taking your research with you, no matter where you go.

Begin with powerful search capabilities atop a librarian-curated collection of over 89,000 academic books and ten million articles from over a thousand of the world’s leading publishers. Add a full suite of research and organizational tools, including Questia’s totally rethought and redesigned in-app reader with gesture-based highlighting and notation. Use your Questia account to access your saved work from any mobile device as well as additional tools and exclusive how-to guides on the website.

Discover valuable sources, write better papers, and take your research to the next level. Because it’s more than an online library. It’s Questia.


Compatible with iOS7.0 and higher. Please note the Questia Library is available for Questia accounts but NOT for Questia School accounts.

Recurring Billing:

Full access to Questia is available for purchase within the app. At the time of purchase, your iTunes account will be charged an initial amount of $19.99 for one month of access, $39.99 for three months of access, or $99.99 for one year of access. Amounts may vary depending on your local currency. Questia subscriptions will automatically renew at the same duration and price, and your iTunes account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of each subscription period. You may cancel by turning off auto-renewal in your Account Settings at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Use of the service is governed by our User Agreements.

What’s New

Version 4.4.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Department of Standards and Quality Control (DSQC) ,

Serious work needed

Questia provides a very important resource but its usefulness is let down by its inaccessibility. When you run an online library, the application you use to interact with the books is central to the use of your service (which, incidentally, is not inexpensive).

This application is badly designed, clumsy to use and bug ridden. As there are other examples of book reading and note taking applications around, one would have thought that Questia could borrow ideas if they lack their own, but it seems as though the years have gone by with hardly any attention being paid to the application's design and subscriber experience. If there has not been a significant improvement by the time my subscription runs out, I will not renew.

David261 ,

Could be good if it worked with IOS 4

I know that the description says it only works with IOS3, but it is high time it was updated to work with IOS4. I bought this app just a few months before IOS4 came out and as soon as I upgraded to IOS4 it stopped working; upon reading a book it just crashes out.

The Questia library is a great idea and being able to access it by iPhone is even greater, but it is not acceptable to have to wait such a long time for a version that works with IOS4. My other apps which needed updating, were updated within days of IOS4 being released.

Mel710510 ,


I've been using Questia's excellent online library for years and have always enjoyed the ease of use and function. Now to find it on an iPhone app so that research may be done on the move is a joy! It is simple and straight forward, just as you'd expect, with an easy search function both for publications and within the pages when reading. There's a bookmark facility, although no way to delete bookmarks without going online and access via your workspace to sections you have previously highlighted, although no way yet to highlight sections unless you're online either. They have sensibly seperated the pictures from the text in many books, so that download speeds are not hindered. It is incredibly easy to use and simply wonderful! Thank you.


Questia Media Inc
76.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
In-App Purchases
  1. Questia Subscription £14.99
  2. Questia Subscription £79.99
  3. Questia Subscription £29.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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