Ulverscroft Group Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • Free



With uLIBRARY you can take your library’s digital collection anywhere – browse, borrow and enjoy the best in eAudiobooks and eBook on your smartphone or tablet.

Sign in securely with your library membership to access your library’s full collection of uLIBRARY’s digital content for free – it’s really that simple.

Discover your new favourite story

- Search for your favourite genre with ease with intuitive genre sliders and in-depth search options.
- Try out the title before downloading with eAudio and eBook previews available.
- Find recommended reads through our world first integrated book clubs, Talking Books and Bookworms as well as a ‘Next Read’ feature that populates based on the books you’ve previously enjoyed.
- Effortlessly renew and return the titles to continue your uLIBRARY journey on your own terms.
- Easily locate your previously downloaded titles to enjoy them all over again.

Listen Your Own Way

- With automatic synchronisation and bookmarking you’ll never lose your place, even if you change devices.
- Slow down or speed up the audio as required with a wide-ranging speed function (0.25 to 3.0x)
- Reach the conclusion at your own pace with a 30 second skip function or simply select the final chapter with our easy-to-use track selection.
- With our integrated sleep function, every audiobook can become a bedtime story – no matter your age.
- Listen anywhere, regardless of connectivity with offline listening.

Read Your Own Way

- Our built in eReader is the most accessible yet with adjustable font sizes, faces (including OpenDyslexic) as well as text and background colour so that everyone can explore the joy of reading.
- No need to carry lots of books in your bag, with offline reading available.
- Add bookmarks to revisit your favourite sections.

Please note that your library’s uLIBRARY collection is curated by your library and not the uLIBRARY digital team.

What’s New

Version 7.1.45

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Bothered enough to write ,

Latest version has fixed the update that broke the app!

Update: took a few days, but the app does seem to have been fixed. I did appreciate that when the app first went down, I was able to contact the developer via email using the “send feedback” option within the app’s “More” menu, and not only got an email reply in 24hrs to say they were working on the problem, but then also a further email to notify me when the app had been updated with fixes, as well as details of how to apply those updates to the app on my phone. Thank you for the individual response - I know that’s not a given. And it’s otherwise been a good app - basic in some respects (eg. doesn’t show how long each chapter is in the chapter list of audiobooks - would help me estimate where to rewind to next day, after I’ve fallen asleep listening!) but easy to use, including to browse and search the catalogue, and to reserve or borrow items. Thanks for the continued development work - I’ll definitely continue using it :-)

Worked fine until the latest update a few days ago - can’t listen to anything for more than a couple of minutes now, before the app shuts itself down…. You only get to borrow the audio/ebooks for a few days, so this is cutting into valuable listening time! Any chance you could roll back to the previous version while you fix the fixes? Happy to re-review once this gets sorted as it was basically a decent app before if a bit limited (eg. no durations given in chapter lists).

Developer Response ,

We have now resolved the issue you have been experiencing with the app. Please accept my apologies in any inconvenience.

In order to implement this fix on your device, please perform a clean app instillation and download the latest version 7.1.2 from the app store. To do this uninstalling your app, then rebooting your device, then reinstalling the app? I know this may seem a basic request and similar to what you may have already tried but the rebooting of the device whilst the app is uninstalled is the key part. Usually, when an app update is installed the new version of the app should override the old version. Sometimes old app files remain on the device and interfere with the new version. Doing a hard reboot as described above should clear out any lingering corrupt app files from your device.

Baldbeardie ,

Nice enough app, but a bit clunky in places. And buggy.

This is quite a nice app that gives me access to my public library’s selection of audio-books. In general it’s OK, and does mainly what it needs to do, but it’s distinctly clunky in places. In particular the search facility needs some serious attention, as does the method of reading through the the list of search results. I understand from the developers that this is in the process of being re-designed, so I won’t go into detail here.

With such design issues one would not expect things to change quickly, though change they must. However, the authors have shown themselves able and willing to fix bugs, as the most recent releases have demonstrated.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for this clear feedback it is very helpful, and we will certainly look at better ways to filter searches. I have passed your feedback on to our designers. We are currently undergoing a major redesign so the browser pages will be easier to navigate in the next update. As for your concerns regarding lock screen controls and Airpod compatibility. We haven't been able to replicate this. However, I'm aware there were some bugs in the IOS software update which may have been causing these device level issues for you. Please can you try updating to the latest version of IOS where these bugs have been fixed.

KerryLow ,

Very highly recommended free service!

I cannot speak highly enough of uLIBRARY. I would be absolutely lost without it.. there are so many audiobooks to choose from, I regularly listen to one a week and am a very happy user of this free, top quality service. The customer support is absolutely superb, they have always got back to me immediately and sorted any issues. I cannot emphasise enough how brilliant uLIBRARY is, I am always telling my friends about it, I cannot believe that people still pay for audio books which you can just get free on uLIBRARY! It is a million times easier to use than Libby or Dropbox. Give it a go, I would be lost without it.. it is easy to use, accessible, free, an excellent way to get free top quality audio books on your phone or iPad.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this kind review! We are really happy to hear that you enjoy using uLIBRARY

App Privacy

The developer, Ulverscroft Group Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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