Yuzu is a learning platform that lets you read and interact with digital content from the convenience of your iPad or iPhone.


Interactive Learning - eTextbooks can include videos and other multimedia content and links to related websites, to make the learning experience richer and more engaging.

Travel Lighter - Replace multiple textbooks with one app where you can access your course materials from a single, beautifully organized interface.

Read On-the-Go - With course materials always at your fingertips, you can read and study wherever you are. Highlights, notes, and bookmarks automatically sync across all of your devices.

Study Smarter - You can highlight and add notes to your eTextbooks. Plus, you can easily adjust the layout, font size, and zoom to make reading easier.

Simple Navigation - Search keywords, phrases, and figures throughout all of your digital content. Quickly jump to a location by typing a page number.

* Create highlights, notes, and bookmarks. Your changes are automatically saved and made available to all of your apps.
* Search for keywords, phrases, or figures.
* Navigate using the Table of Contents.
* Jump to a location by page number.
• Listen to your books and learn on the go with Read Aloud.
* Zoom fixed format content or adjust the layout and fonts with reflowable content.
* Download your digital content for later reading and adding notes while offline.

What’s New

Version 10.0.4

• Provides support for dark mode. Note, some books may have a fixed white background that will not change to dark mode.
• Miscellaneous bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

Valbuenajr ,

Best for modern Students

I love the features. The app is for modern students, who prefer to use mobile devices like tablets for reading and note-taking.

The YUZU app allows the user to highlight easily with different colors and listen to whatever text you have on the book, thanks to reading aloud where you can even change the reading speed.

It also has an option for doing citation work with the citation bottom. Moreover, searching is quick and easy thanks to the index and word searcher(btw you cannot use a word searcher in a traditional book). Also, Look for definition just by clicking or touching the desire word and the option of creating a deck flashcards.
Take notes easily or open a note-taking app like notability and split the screen between both apps, the best thing is that YUZU app will resize the format of the book so it won't look weird when stretching it.

I am an Ipad pro 11 user. This app works perfectly with it and in a regular desktop PC browser like Google Chrome.

kathyesf ,

Horrible Support Terrible App

I had to use this app because it was the only option to purchase the e-book through my college bookstore Barnes & Noble. The app worked for a couple of days and then I got an error message and it logged me out and will not allow me to log back in. I get a small message in the upper left hand corner that just same error. I can log into the app on my iPad but need it on my iPhone for the audio. Called customer service and was on hold and three times it told me to press one to leave a message but it did not wait to see if I pressed one it forced me to voicemail where my call would be returned within one business day. On the fourth call I finally got a person who’s only solution was to delete the app and download it again which I had already done. So the only option because they do not have any tech support is to escalate to a Supervisor to see if they have any other ideas and they will be back in touch with me within one business day. For an app that provides college books for students there should be better support. I am loosing valuable reading time in a short summer semester. If you can get your ebook another way do it, avoid this app anyway you can!

rigauth ,


I purchased 3 books for yuzu. After receiving email confirmations that I had access to the books, I checked and only had access to 1 book. I attempted to contact customer service by phone and email. No one ever answered the phone and there is no option to leave a VM. I sent an emaiI and received a confirmation email, but no other follow up emails. After that I couldn't even login. I attempted to call again-no answer and sent 2 more emails but no response. To their credit they did resolve the issue but it took a week. I didn't have books for my first class, but got them eventually. Now that I have been using the app. It is horrible. It freezes up constantly. I use the app on my iPhone 6 and I use the website on my surface pro 4. It doesn't function well on either one.

Follow up 1 year later. Just to make this app worse. When you purchase an ebook. You don’t actually purchase it for an extended amount of time. You only get the book for 1 year. Look at the fine print. It should say you can rent the book for a semester or for a year because those are the options. You don’t actually purchase the book.

App Privacy

The developer, Barnes & Noble College, 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:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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