JW Library 4+

Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free



JW Library is an official app produced by Jehovah's Witnesses. It includes multiple Bible translations, as well as books and brochures for Bible study.

• Choose from various Bible translations.
• Compare all available Bible versions by tapping a verse number.
• View the associated material by tapping a footnote marker or reference letter.

• Swipe left or right to navigate through your current publication.
• Place bookmarks at any verse or chapter to resume your reading.
• Use the history feature to access recently read content.
• Use the Search feature to find words or expressions in your current publication.
• See publications you need for the meetings.

What’s New

Version 14.3.2

Several issues are fixed, including some causing the app to crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40.7K Ratings

40.7K Ratings

Jay Double Yew ,

Playlists & Notes…& Crashes 💥

As always, the benefits of this app far outnumber any issues with using it. However, lately, my app has been crashing multiple times. This makes personal study and meeting preparation more difficult. My patience sure was tested during convention as I did my best to catch up when all of the crashes continued both on my iPad and my iPhone. 🥴🤭 The crashes seemed to happen more frequently as I was following a link to a scripture and then highlighting that scripture and making a note.

I tried backing up the app on my phone and then sharing to my iPad since the crashes seemed more frequent on my phone…only to lose a whole day of notes from the convention in the process. 🤦‍♀️ Thankfully, I live in an area that made it possible for me to make up that day and take notes again! 🥳

The playlist feature has made listening to original songs and morning worship programs so much easier! 🎶🎼🎥No more searching through favorites and playing one thing at a time!! 🎉I never had a problem with the app crashing before the playlist feature was added. Could it be related? I am exceedingly grateful for this feature and I know that bugs will occur and that they will be worked out. I thank you all for the hard work involved in developing the software that makes our daily lives more enjoyable in these times that we live.

stormfur1 ,

Awesome, but one thing that I want to suggest

I love JW Library, for the meetings, bible reading, studying, and videos. It’s certainly a blessing from Jehovah. One thing that I think you could add, and I think you maybe have in the past on certain devices, but Apple and Samsung don’t have it. So, this is mostly about music videos, but could be used for other things as well: A shuffle button. The original music that you provide is amazing, but it would be nice if we could tap that shuffle button and do everyday things. Like for example, when driving, especially to meetings and service, it would be really nice to just be able to click shuffle and have random songs play for as long as you want. I don’t know if this is done in other places, but here in the middle of Wisconsin, some congregations public witness in Flea Markets, and we usually have an open tent with a table with literature on it. We also play Become Jehovah’s Friend videos on the table to attract people to the carts. A shuffle button would be pretty handy in that situation. Sure, you can just click on a video and then the videos following it will play, but especially with the songs, it’d be nice to have a way to shuffle them. So, just a suggestion, and there are others ways of doing this on different devices; I don’t know if you even look at the reviews, but if you do, there are people out in Wisconsin that might find this useful.

AntiSarah ,

Absolutely love this app…..

….there have been some annoying problems. Thank Jehovah for the wonderful convention on patience.
I’ve been having problems with the app crashing. I’m in the middle of taking notes during a meeting, personal study, or just listening to the Bible reading and then it crashes. Also, the items in my favorites seem to duplicate itself and rearrange itself. I try to put things in the order that I need it to be in and, next thing you know, it’s back to being completely disorganized. We all know that Jehovah’s Witnesses are the most organized people in the world. So having things disorganized can mess with one’s patience….especially for someone like me with mild ADD.
One more thing…. I have so many books. But I don’t have space for them in my house so I rely on the books in the app for information. Some of the books have charts that I’d love to be able to view on my iPad, but can’t. We were just looking up the prophecies about the Messiah. The digital “All Scriptures” book had the [chart] or timeline we were looking for, but with no way to view it. Will there be a way to view that chart and similar charts or maps like that in the future?
I greatly appreciate all the hard work and self-sacrificing love from my brothers and sisters. I will have eternity to meet you all soon.

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