The Internet Archive Companion is your browsing companion to view the collections of the Internet Archive with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Flip through the pages of a book, view many archival images, or create a playlist of the thousands (if not millions) of music or video files.

"Universal Access to All Knowledge"

The Internet Archive Companion was not produced by nor officially supported by The Internet Archive.

What’s New

Version 4.93

Updated Rating as per Apple Guidelines

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
39 Ratings
39 Ratings
MNChar ,

Love it for great content

I discovered Internet Archive (IA) about Eight years ago when I was doing family history and wanted to check some census records. I found what I needed on it, quickly and effectively. I am retired now and use many other sources as well as IA.
I am also a reader and read most of my books from this site. I am not always pleased with the reading app as it is a copy of the actual book and cannot be highlighted or have a text enlargement, I have an iPad and use the usual zoom method of using two fingers. If you are not happy with this option, one may pay for a digital edition. Look up the text editions of your favorite author, you will be amazed at what is available to borrow. I would give it a five, but was discouraged by when playing music.
This is an app with wonderful coverage.

D. Hill ,

The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is the type of application most people would love to have as a mobile companion where you can listen to or read from many different types of content from the archives whether it be broadcasts, films, magazines, images and more. In terms of design the app does a great job with the ability to navigate to content whether by category from the side menu or by type of content from the top menu. Comprehensive applications can be hard to create a UI for where the interface isn’t cluttered and the user isn’t bombarded with information. I think The Internet Archive does a good job here. I haven’t played back content yet but for everything else the app presents I think The Internet Archive is well worth a download.

dcreader6 ,

Just use your browser instead

Try this: Run a simple search for a text or music on IA via your browser, then run it on this app.

A fraction of the results you found via the browser? Or you found what you wanted via the app but can't download it in the format you want (which is available through the browser)?

The results of that test will tell you everything you need to know about whether you should d/l this app.


Hunter L Brown
4.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2017 Hunter Lee Brown


  • Family Sharing

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

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