The Freading application is for reading EPUB books and PDF books. The application was developed for users of the Freading Ebook Service.

The Freading (free reading) Ebook Service was developed by Library Ideas, LLC and is sold to libraries of all types around the world. End users are registered cardholders of participating libraries. Check with your local library for participation.

The end user should use their browser to navigate the library website, then download the book from a library website into this application. Once in the application, the EPUB or PDF book can be explored and read.

The Freading application is designed to lend full support for Adobe DRM and uses Adobe ID for Authentication.

The Freading application includes many features that you would expect for a good reading experience such as tap or swipe to turn pages, remembering the last page read, and selectable text size.

What's New

Version 2.6

Updates for iOS 11
New layouts for iPhone X

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

253 Ratings

253 Ratings

One smalll problem


I've had pretty good luck with this app. I can down load books and read them quite well on my iPad Pro. I used the app successfully on my older iPad (2013) as well before I upgraded. I particularly like the ability to adjust the screen brightness by swiping up and down. There is one minor flaw that does drive me a little crazy though. After you look at the details of a book and go back to browsing, the app takes you to the top of the book list instead of where you left off. This means that you have to scroll down a page at a time as the app reloads all of the book cover images. If you've gone a ways down the list this can take a rather long time, plus half the time you can't find your spot. If would also be nice if it had the ability to enlarge the book cover images as they can be a little hard to read sometimes.

Frustrating lagging


Decent interface, but this app lags a lot when trying to highlight, and sometimes when turning the page. So it slows me down a lot when reading.

Also, it doesn't have different colors for highlighting (only one color).

My local library uses this app, so keeping it for now. Hopefully, improvements will be made in these areas.



Says book is downloaded but doesn’t show in library. I’m logged in to freading, Adobe Digital Editions, and tulsa county library. Deleted apps reloaded etc. Tulsa library tech support doesn’t know how fix it. Says hers won’t work either. Unfortunately I can’t rate zero stars.


Library Ideas, LLC
38.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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