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The LibraryThing app allows LibraryThing members to catalog and browse their collections. LibraryThing is focused on books, but you can add most media, including books, DVDs and CDs. LibraryThing relies on data from Amazon, and over 65 million library records.

Add books by searching for them or scanning their ISBN barcode with the camera.

Add high-resolution cover photos of your books with the cover editor and browse your books by cover type to find copies that need better covers.

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

• Select from over 1000 library sources for your books and media
• Browse by collection, authors, or tags from the top level of your catalog.
• Updates for new devices
• Multiple bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Fadedlikeastar ,

So badly want to give 5 stars

This app is incredible, has about 96% of the features I want (including a bunch I didn't even know I wanted!), And makes it very simple to add books. However, the rest of the features (I.e. adding catalogues, tagging, etc) are very cumbersome to access. You can't do it right from the app, it opens a web based window which is difficult to navigate, with tiny text, and pop up windows that move outside your field of view.

One last feature I'd love to see (besides editing catalogues and tagging from within the app) is Library due dates. You can add which library you borrow a book from, and can add dates for when you received it, read it and finished it. But I wish you could add the return date, and possibly even receive a notification. Adding a sliding scale showing the percentage read when returned would be cool too.

Despite these issues, this is one of the best inventory apps I've come across, and therefore I'm still giving it 4 stars. I'd immediately jump it up to 5 if I could edit book details and add/reorder catalogues from within the app.

Thanks for the great app, looking forward to future updats!

Kiwi671 ,

Library is too limited...

My personal home library consists of hardback books, paperback books, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, etc. I would like to see the ability to add different categories in this app.

The BIGGEST issue I have had so far is the app dropping off entries. I scan and save an item but when I look for it later, it isn't listed anymore. This is becoming a huge issue as my library grows and I depend on this app to know what I have and what I still need.

Update: I had to delete all of our (~2k) movies out of LT, because the list was never completely accurate. I have downloaded another app to track our collections of everything but books. The updates that this app DESPERATELY needs are: ability to personalize categories, a loaned to tracker, and the ability to see more detail, such as whether a book is a paperback, hardback or ebook. Developers — PLEASE listen to your customers! We are willing to pay for a PRO version with these features!

Aktariel ,

Excellent, if web-based

This is *the* catalogue app for book nerds; the amount of data that can be entered is insane. I have just enough old/rare books that entering them manually in something like Delicious Library is a hassle; LibraryThing handles them all with aplomb. Also users of the mobile app apparently get a free unlimited membership, which is also rockin (if a bit worrying about how they manage to stay in business). I wish it was a bit more touch friendly when editing metadata, and had the option to cache my catalog offline so I can check it without needing service, but it works excellently otherwise.


LibraryThing.com Inc
8.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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