How to Download Documents from Scribd for free – 100% Working

How to Download Documents from Scribd for free - 100% Working

Everyone is aware of  Scribd, which is the world’s largest digital library of all kinds of written books as PDF mostly. Scribd consist of nearly 40 million documents posted by their users.

On Scribd, New and old authors publish or sell their works and  readers can browse through the pages and find appropriate one for their needs. It is essentially a paid service and hence even if it lets you view a certain amount of documents for Free, you can’t download them unless you upgrade to a paid membership. By a small subscription rate, Scribd readers can view and read all such documents from their favorite platforms like Android, iOS and Windows.

With the free membership, you can view a limited number of documents in Scribd’s database. You need a Scribd downloader in order to get the files you want for free. In this blog post, you are going to learn how to download unlimited files from Scribd for free. You don’t even have to create an account with Scribd to download most of the documents with this simple trick explained here.

Download or view PDF and DOC files from  Scribd :

Method 1. By Uploading Method :

We discovered a loophole in Scribd database which allows any user to view or download the files for free, without t even paying for the Subscription pack. Follow the instructions below to download or view a file for free.

#Step1:  Go to

#Step2: Search document or page you want to view or download without paying to Scribd and copy the URL of that page.

Sign Up or Login To Scribd Acount Using Facebook.
Sign Up or Login To Scribd Acount Using Facebook.

#Step3:   Now Log in to Scribd account or simply sign up for a new account. Alternatively, use the Facebook Login option.

#Step4:   After the signing up you will be asked for subscriptions if you are not a monthly subscribe. Just Skip it and get back to your account (important step).

Upload Any Document to Scribd your Account
Upload Any Document to Scribd your Account Upload Any Document to Scribd Account

#Step6: Now Upload any type of document. For eg: create a new text document and write anything on it and upload.

#Step7: Give titles and description for the uploaded content (not required but if you want to, you can) and Save it to continue.

Write file info about the Document you are Uploading to Scribd
Write file info about the Document you are Uploading to Scribd

#Step8: Now paste the URL you copied in #Step 2 in the address bar for downloading that document.

#Step9: You will see a download button, just click on it and your download will start. You can notice here that the file once not download getting download easily.

This is it. It is the simplest way that works most of the time. All you need to do is create an account to upload a file and then try to download desired document.

Watch this Video Explaining Upload Method

Method 2. Using Greasemonkey script to download Scribd Documents and Files :

This is another method that will let you download desired documents and files from Scribd for free. You don’t even have to log in using your Facebook account or Sign up for a new account or buy a paid membership, nor upload any document to Scribd. You just need Mozilla Firefox Web Browser for this task.


  1. Go to this link and download the Firefox Web Browser.
  2. Then add Greasemonkey add-on to your browser. Click download and it will install automatically.
  3. Now download this user-script
  4. and install it within Greasemonkey.
  5. Finally, Go to any document you want to download from scribd and click on download. This custom script will automatically bypass scribd’s payment page and give you the option to download your document.

This works

Method 3.Easiest way to download documents from scribd

1) Go to, search for the document you want and open it.  2) Right-click anywhere on the page and click view page source.

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scribd-downloader-2 -Techposts

3) Search for access_key, once you find it copy it to some place. See the image above for an example of what the key looks like.

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scribd downloader – Techposts

4) Get the document id of the documents that you want to download using this free scribd downloader. See the image below for an example of what the document id looks like.

Acribd Downloader -
Scribd Downloader –

5) Replace access_key and document id in this url

And paste the modified url in a new browser window.

6) Let the document load. Once it is completely loaded, click on the print button and then save as pdf.scribd-downloader-6
7) That’s it! The document will be downloaded as a pdf file to your computer. There are a couple of more scribd downloader methods using which you can download from scribd without paying them money.

Now that you know how to download files from Scribd for free, So go ahead and download whatever documents you like.

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240 Comment

  1. Sun says: Reply

    I’m using third step and its work. Thank you so much dude!

  2. Hibiimi says: Reply

    Method 3 only gives the first 9 pages for me. Any way to fix this?

    1. cma says: Reply

      same thing happens with me as well.. I can see the entire document but can’t download more then the first 3 pages 🙁

    2. Manthan says: Reply

      Just type the number of pages in the dialog box below print or above print button this will solve the problem!

    3. CCad says: Reply

      If you click share in the top right corner and then click the link under “READ ON SCRIBD” and then click download, it will let you download the whole thing for free.

  3. aerg says: Reply

    wow thank u very much :))

  4. Ashar Nawaz Khan says: Reply

    Tried method 1, working fine. Thanks 🙂

    1. Checknmater says: Reply

      Glad it worked for You!! 🙂

      1. Yuri says: Reply

        Surprisingly method 1 worked for me too 7 April 2016. Uploaded a dell pdf and a 1 image pdf then I could download.

    2. RAS MALAI says: Reply

      The first one really works!!!!!! Thanks a lot techposts!

  5. Vince says: Reply

    Amazing! The first one works on me 🙂 Thanks

    1. Checknmater says: Reply

      You’re always welcome!! 🙂

  6. shoaib says: Reply


  7. vamsi says: Reply

    thanks it works

  8. ivy says: Reply

    Thank you so much! It really worked!

    1. Checknmater says: Reply

      Happy to help you. Most welcome!! 🙂

      1. NJ says: Reply

        Hey there, it seems for method 2 the link for the GM user script is down or missing. Is there some place else we can download the script? Cheers.

  9. Laura says: Reply

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! I’m having trouble getting method one to work. I’m sure it’s super simple, but I’m hung up on step eight, I’m not sure what it means to copy the URL in the address bar for downloading that document. When I’m in the download page, I paste the URL in the address bar, but it still downloads the blank doc I uploaded. What am I missing?? Thanks so much!

    1. Harry says: Reply

      After you typed everything for your upload file (name, description, etc), you have to click the “Save & Continue” line. After that, copy the url to the address bar of your web browser and press Enter. Hope its work!

      1. Adrian Rightsell says: Reply

        This doesn’t seam to work for books, at least method 1 & 3 don’t. Tried Chrome and Edge and nothing. I think it might be the way the content is presented. The one I’m trying is: Notice it says “read” instead of “doc” after the domain.

  10. Branko says: Reply

    I tried 3. way as assumed to be easiest. Doesn’t work. Then tried Greasemonkey and it worked perfectly.

  11. William Timothy says: Reply

    Thanks dude!
    I used method three and I’m downloading a dictionary.

  12. Jim says: Reply

    Used method 1, worked fine.

  13. Adebanjo says: Reply

    Not working for me. Am using android phone (phantom z tecno). Is it workable with android phones?

  14. Ali says: Reply

    There is no link for the Greasemonkey user-script

    1. mrcl says: Reply

      could you paste the Greasemonkey user-script, PLEASE?

  15. Trevor says: Reply

    Hey man, I tried method 1 and it actually worked, thank you so much

  16. Jake says: Reply

    Surprisingly enough this worked, thank you!

  17. saquib hasan says: Reply

    I am only able to download first 16 pages.

  18. MAS says: Reply

    where is the user-script? i already downloaded greasemonkey, all i need is the script

  19. amey says: Reply i want this pdf file…plzzzz help

  20. dav says: Reply

    method 1 works with easy. Thanks dude. You rock!

  21. davie says: Reply

    Thank dude, method 1 works like charm

  22. jes01 says: Reply

    I cant follow step #8 in method 1. Theres no ‘download’ that appears in my screen.. pls help me plssssssss coz I really need the document I’m going to download

  23. mending3 says: Reply

    the first step works ike a charm. so, simply upload a file and you can download the file you wanted to

  24. wildr10 says: Reply

    it works perfectly, the third option is the best! , and i was trying download and I think it work in any browser, but its better use Chrome, -> print from 1-X page, thanks dude!

  25. Jolene says: Reply

    Thank you! method one worked! 🙂

  26. Etienne says: Reply

    Wath is the link for the Grease Monkey script

  27. Nuzrat says: Reply

    Use method 1, but step 8 not work for me as u say… :/ download button not appear.. plzz reply qucikly guide me..

  28. jim says: Reply


  29. dd211286 says: Reply

    Method 1 worked perfect. For those having trouble in step 8 simply after you uploaded copy URL page that you originally want and paste it to address bar of your browser and after it refreshes you will see download button.

    I tried also Mehtod 3. It worked but when I save as pdf it only takes first 16 pages. But still I could reach online

  30. Naim says: Reply

    hey checknmater I am unable to download paid books as well as free books. try this now and please tell me is it working for you now. the download button is there but I am unable to click. A reply would greatly be appreciated.

  31. Ankit says: Reply

    Thankyou very much,,the first methodworked for me

  32. Working free Scribd Downloader Check it out, it will download free documents without any steps or anything complicated. Simply enter URL at and press Download.

    1. Miroslav Mitrovic says: Reply

      I can’t dowload, and urgently in need for he following book: “The Zafarani files”. SCRIBID URL for this book is:
      I would appreciate if somebody could help and download for me the said book. Thank you.

  33. Bayu says: Reply

    Great thank you mate..

  34. Virus CMPT says: Reply

    I think this is my first time commenting on some internet post other then youtube. Man, your method is great and it helped me so much!!!

    I’m gonna check out more of your blog and although I’m not into tech all that much I’m gonna browse it just outa respect !!

    1. Thanks Mate!! I appreciate it. 🙂

  35. sharan says: Reply

    thanks heaps, it’s working 🙂 😀

  36. Paul Kim says: Reply

    Holy shit, step one just worked for me! Thank you so much!!!!

  37. Deepak says: Reply

    Thanks Bro ,It really really really worked .

  38. Thank you!

  39. Dileep says: Reply

    Thank You Bro… the first option worked… You are a gem..

    1. Thank You!! 🙂

  40. Suraj says: Reply

    Thanks a lot Dude u saved my Day

    1. Thanks, Share this!!

  41. sadsad says: Reply

    on step 8 where do I paste the url??

  42. Adebanjo Abiodun Olayemi says: Reply

    Hello, Thanks for the great work. It works on my laptop. Can this work on andriod phones as well? I await your quick reply. Thanks

    1. Haven’t tried on mobile site yet. Why don’t you try it and share your thoughts buddy. It will be really helpful!!
      Thanks 🙂

  43. Jennifer Litnevski says: Reply

    step one is not working for me.( on step 8 i cannot paste the URL in the address bar. whats the problem?

  44. Vagner says: Reply

    Obrigado! Ajudou muito.

  45. Agustin says: Reply

    I’ve tried with the sourcecode method but couldn’t make it:
    It keep on giving me this message: “Error. There was an error converting this document”.
    This is the book link:

    Any clues?

  46. Brandon says: Reply

    Thanks man! Really helpful 🙂

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  48. kamran says: Reply

    where is grease monkey script?

      1. Melissa says: Reply

        Where is the user-script for the second method? Thanks

        1. The User-Script download link has been updated. Sorry for the inconvenience!! Enjoy!

          1. Mouse says:

            still not able to acess it, maybe update again please?

  49. Scott274 says: Reply

    For method 3, I’m getting a white bar at the top and a blank (grey) background below with two wheels (that keep spinning endlessly) and the words…saving trees or typesetting or rendering….Scribd new web design seem to have disabled this trick!!!

  50. Armando says: Reply

    the first method work perfect…
    thank you ..thank you…

  51. Ramesh j says: Reply

    For method 3, in case of preview books , I keep getting a message with two wheels spinning and a text below showing “typesetting”

  52. KAY says: Reply

    I ll definitely save this blog page & try the tricks when on PC. thanks

  53. Orla says: Reply

    I’ve tried all three methods, a few times, and none will work. Do you know if they’ve gotten wise to the downloading tricks and have blocked these?
    Any help is much appreciated!!

    1. Del says: Reply

      Hey,you can try the first method it worked for me. After uploading a random file, you just have to paste the url of required document in place of the orginal uploaded document in the browser address bar and press enter. Then the required document will appear. You can click dowload on the said page and it will work.

  54. Andrei G says: Reply

    1 still workx! tnx!

  55. vinayak b says: Reply

    First method works perfect !!!!

  56. Thank you.
    Method number 3 work for me.

  57. Pipi says: Reply

    I tried the first method. After copying the URL and enter, i saw the page of the book I want. but I cannot find the Download button anywhere. did i miss anything? thank you so much.

  58. Silvia says: Reply

    Hi, I’ve tried different methods but I can’t download/print the document(docx), i get an error on scribd:


    Have anybody the same problem?

    Thank you in advance.

  59. George says: Reply

    Method 3 gives me all the pages of the pdf file, I can see and read 558 pages but only 6 can download.

    1. tushar says: Reply

      had the same problem..went to the last page & then selected print worked for me in this way.. 😛

  60. Johnplayer says: Reply

    Thanks alot…

    Method 3 has worked fine for me.. 🙂

    1. George says: Reply

      Finaly I used method 1, now its OK, thanks

  61. Panda says: Reply

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Was skeptical at first but I tried method two (2) and it worked perfectly…Thanks again x

  62. fert says: Reply

    please upload the user-script new

  63. abigail says: Reply

    I’m mostly just posting to see my monster. Method 3 worked great for me. Thanks so much.

    1. Glad it worked for you!

  64. kaka says: Reply

    greasemonkey user script does not exist

  65. joey says: Reply

    Thanks, method 3 does not work but display the whole file at least. I succeed with method 1. Finally get the file i liked.

  66. Sayard says: Reply

    I know this is old but the user-script for GreaseMoney isn’t available through that link, any way it’s still available elsewhere?

  67. Vamsi Kris says: Reply

    First method worked like magic.

    Thank you


  68. zyn says: Reply

    I would also like the script.
    Non of the methods have worked for me: the first doesn’t show a download button and I cannot find the “access_key” in the page source.
    Thera are only 3 occurrences of the word “access” and non of them are what I need. :/


  69. Julian says: Reply

    Method 3 did not work for me. It just charge for ever… Is it still working?

    1. Yes, it is!

  70. Julian says: Reply

    Is not working the 3 method… Just charge for ever…

  71. renardfox says: Reply

    The link for the userscript for monkeygrease is not working anymore . Can someone help please ?

    1. which doc or file you want to download? Leave link!

  72. izhar says: Reply



    1. Welcome!!

  73. Qazi says: Reply

    Excellent It is working 100% thanks

  74. rea says: Reply

    i tried a lot… but i din found any download option…. its very urgent for me.. can u please help me to download this document ..pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee……….

    1. Download your file here

  75. sdwhwk says: Reply

    Does this only work with Docs? I’ve tried several “” URLs and no go. I tried method #3 and I get a never ending “typesetting..,” with two spinners above in both Chrome and IE 11 (didn’t bother using Edge because everything reports it as chrome, so I would assume it would treat it like that) and “Saving trees…” with the same spinners in Firefox. As for Method #2, script link ( gives me “File was deleted from server. File was deleted by owner or exceeded maximum storage time (100 days from last download).” So no go on that. I have a subscription to Scribd, so I can access the full book(s) online. I’ve tried two online downloaders ( and with the first just looping the homepage when the URLs are submitted, no errors, and the second giving me “Server error 500”, basically the submit location php is down or errored. Example of URL one that nothing seems to work on is, but as I said, it is anything in the “book” category in the URL.

  76. Hi!
    thank you very much for the three options.
    I can´t get any of the three to work :(…Option one isn´t not showing the download button, The greasymonkey script from option two doesn´t work too and the third option ends in a never finishing “loading” screen 🙁

    Could you download this ebook? (

    Thank you very much in advance!!!!!

  77. Jimmy Hoffa says: Reply

    Dude this totally works!!! – YOU ARE A GENIUS!


  78. Jerry Horowitz says: Reply

    This totally worked!!! thank you!!!

  79. OWAIS says: Reply

    HATS OFF BRO……………

  80. pablo says: Reply

    method one link is missing
    method three the images are so tiny you can’t read them
    please relist so we can actually use it

  81. anonymous says: Reply

    Omg it’s so helpful thank you so much! You just save me from failing!

  82. Peter says: Reply

    Thanks for the effort Ravi, much appreciated!

    This is the target document:

    I have tried options 1 to 3. See below for results per option
    1) used my facebook account to log-in, it appears I have used it before to login (in 2012), assume that shouldn’t prevent the hack to work. Followed step 1-7, on step 8 no download option appears. Instead it says:
    “Yup, we’ve got that one
    And more than one million more. Become a member today and read free for two weeks.”
    Options I have:
    read w 14 day trial
    read preview
    add to library

    2) user scrip (point 3) is not downloadable
    3) here is the link I generate:
    tried opening document through
    a) chrome (48.0.2564.116 m): it says typesetting, showing bicycle with moving wheels, don’t disappear within 10 minutes
    b) firefox (42.0): only empty pages load w scribd logo centered, after 5 minutes notification appears “there was an error converting this document”

    Am I doing something wrong, or just not working for the specific document?

  83. Saboor says: Reply

    its just loading and loading
    Not working

  84. Ephraim says: Reply

    Thanks a lot mate! I uploaded a file with c++ terms I wrote!

  85. Otbe says: Reply

    I’d like to ask for your help, Ravi:
    I tried all three methods, they failed to work unfortunately.
    Nr. 1 – no download option, only trial
    Nr. 2 – the user-script is not available anymore
    Nr. 3 – the document loads, but never reaches to print option in any browser
    This one would be my target:
    Can you please help me out?

  86. Arquillos says: Reply

    thank you very much for the three options.
    I can´t get any of the three to work :(…Option one isn´t not showing the download button, The greasymonkey script from option two doesn´t work too and the third option ends in a never finishing “loading” screen 🙁

    Could you download this ebook? (

    Thank you very much in advance!!!!!

  87. Kal Goop says: Reply

    Dear Admin,
    I have a better way to Download. But want some help from anyone willing to help.
    You can download the scribd document by this link “link of scribd”

    So, can anyone build a site and add a textbox there and a button to download.
    On pressing the button the download will start.

    Thank You in Advance

  88. arquillos says: Reply

    Hi Kal!
    thank you for the new way to download documents but I can´t make it work with this doc:

    🙁 🙁 🙁

    1. A.L. says: Reply

      I also tried downloading this book by using the first and third method and it doesn’t work..
      This is the link I used for downloading:
      Could anyone else please try downloading it? I don’t understand where I went wrong..

  89. The first method worked great!! Thank you!! Did not try the other methods 🙂

  90. Agnelo says: Reply

    Thks mate your first step clicked.

  91. icq says: Reply

    The third method does not work on Chrome v49, and loads indefinitely.
    It works perfectly for Internet Explorer v11.

  92. Sarin says: Reply

    Urgently need the doc at this link :
    Method 1 does not work. The download option appears but the file wont download and the message “We’re sorry, but your computer or network may be sending automated download queries. To protect our users, we can’t process your request right now” gets displayed.
    ‘Method 3 goes on some sort of infinite loop.
    Please help me… Its badly needed

  93. sayan says: Reply

    in print page, there is no option save to pdf. what should i do?????????

    1. Which browser are you using?

      1. Lizzy says: Reply

        I’ve tried Chrome, Safari and Firefox and they all don’t work (for option 3) – is there a new user-script yet for option 2? Thanks!

  94. abhi says: Reply

    The first method worked great!! Thank you!!

  95. leorich says: Reply

    you’re a Hero man!… it works!!!.. awesome!.. thanks a lot!!

  96. cikninaaa says: Reply

    thanks so much!!!!!!! method 1 works just like magic!!!!

  97. PROFFMASTER says: Reply


    1. Hello Proffmaster, glad this post helped you. I’m live in New Delhi, India!

  98. salk98 says: Reply

    Hi, all. For those who have been having trouble with Method 3: it works perfectly, but as it has been said, YOU HAVE TO WAIT for the whole page to load. If your connection is not full-hollywood 😉 and the document has many pages and many graphics, it can take a looooooot of time. Bear in mind that this “new” page is a render of the document, not the document itself. You may want to go to the last page and check if it has been rendered before trying to print. THEN you may print/save as PDF. Hope that helps.

  99. Talib says: Reply

    Using scribd app is more easy to download the file. 1Stly install scribd app n then login as the user and find the doc. Click save to the device. So you don’t need to upload if u don’t have document to upload.
    And then if you want to save as pdf file, just using file explorer and find cache document folder. You will see the numbering folder. Open it and you will see the file name content. Copy it and paste. Then rename it to content.pdf extension. Open it by using pdf app. Then rename it by the right file name.

  100. Roberta says: Reply

    Thanks for sharing, this post is great! I tried method 3 and it didn’t work for me (it takes hours for the page to load, and maybe for ever without any result), then I tried method 1 and it worked perfectly. Thanks a lot again!

  101. Mariana says: Reply

    “File was deleted by owner or exceeded maximum storage time (100 days from last download).”

  102. viettue says: Reply

    I downloaded one book using method 1, it really worked. But the problem is I want to download 2 books but after I downloaded first book I can’t download the other. Someone helps me, please

  103. Silverback says: Reply

    thank you it worked! God Bless you!

  104. Desperate says: Reply

    Thank You man!!! OH!

    You saved my life!!! I used method 1 and it works, really works…!!!

  105. Septima says: Reply

    This is brilliant. Thank you so much!

  106. I think the first method is not working. I have used some sites which downloads PDF files for free. I will try the second method and let you know.
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  108. Victor says: Reply

    Method 1 still works perfectly!

  109. asdf says: Reply

    Fabulous!!, Trick 1

  110. Bouh! says: Reply

    Thanks a lot!
    Method 3 works great for me!

    Pour les français: (dans Mozilla…)
    -Dans un nouvel onglet, coller la ligne suivante dans la barre d’adresse :
    -Sur la page du document a charger: copier dans la barre d’adresse les chiffres (id) qui se trouve entre les 2 //
    -coller les dans l’adresse du nouvel onglet à la place de “108992419”
    -Sur la page du document a charger : Clic droit puis “code source de la page”
    -Ctrl+F : cela affiche une ligne de recherche en bas de votre fenêtre, taper “key” dedans: cela vous amène vers accès_key!
    -Copier le bout ressemblant à “key-13davbcdewnewn9m5w02”
    -et coller le dans le nouvel onglet a la même place.
    Vous arrivez alors sur l’aperçu du fichier que vous pouvez alors imprimez en pdf (nécessite parfois l’installation d’un programme adapter pour ceux qui n’en aurait pas…).
    Il faut attendre que toute les pages est bien chargé pour que ce soit possible, du coup on peut rencontrer des difficultés avec les gros fichiers…

    J’espère que ça vous aidera!

  111. Rezwan Arefin says: Reply

    Another easier way exists …. Just press Ctrl + S… This will save the html file…. Now you can read the PDF offline. 😛 very easy than the methods described here.. 😛 😛

  112. Mufi says: Reply

    The first step works perfact. I did not login or registered. Direct go to upload section and follow from the step 6….

  113. Kirashi says: Reply

    Method 3 works fine with me, but I have still a question:

    Why can’t I download it as a pdf file? I can only print it!

  114. Abdusbhai says: Reply

    Cooool & Thanks it worked out.

  115. Yukta says: Reply

    First method worked like a charm..!! On the go …… Thankuuuu so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU THE BESTEST DUDE!!! THANKS FOR HELPING ME TO MY SCHOOL PROJECT!!! 😀

    1. Glad that it helped you!! Please share!

  116. Lukas says: Reply

    I tried to use the Method 3, but only appear a page with “Typesetting” and a engine loading but nothing happening.
    Can you tell a way to fix it?


  117. summerisin says: Reply

    method three is not working is just sticks on typosetting for chrome and for firfox it ask me wwhat i want to do with the sv file . i dont understand what sv file they are talking about in the firefox

  118. godot11 says: Reply

    The link for the user script for Method 2 is broken. Anyone got it?

  119. norman says: Reply

    Help me download this document“context”%3A”archive”%2C”page”%3A”read”%2C”action”%3A”toolbar_download”%2C”logged_in”%3Afalse%2C”platform”%3A”web”%7D

  120. honey says: Reply

    Method 1 and last one not working for me.Kindly suggest

  121. archi says: Reply

    used method 1,3 but none are giving me all the pages..many are omitted
    method 2 the user script is not available
    could u guys download this and give the link to me

  122. Amit says: Reply

    METHOD 3. is only allowing me to print 8 pages though the page range selected is 211
    i am trying to download

    can you just let me know whether you are getting same thing or not if yes how to donwload all pages

  123. Ryan says: Reply

    Hi Ravi
    Any chance of posting the updated script for method 2?

    1. Hi Ryan,
      Now you can use Method 2 as script link has been updated. Thanks!

  124. John says: Reply

    Hi Ravi,
    I tried method 3( I really love&enjoy it), by using chrome, safari, firefox on windows or macos, it’s not working. there is a bike keep running, showing the word “typesetting”. I guess the file I am trying to download is too big, so it takes time, am I right? Or anything I missed? Thanks in advance!

    1. Which File are you trying to download. Leave the link and i will try it myself.

  125. Bruce says: Reply

    Hi Ravi,

    Thank you for taking the time to create this article and provide these top tips.

    I tried all three methods today and yesterday; I am struggling to get any of them to work to be honest.

    Method 1 – did this, but cannot see where the “Download” button is?

    Method 2 – did this, again, same issue, cannot see where the “Download” button is?

    Method 3 – did this, issue here it constantly has “typesetting” / loading, but never loads – I left it for around 2-3 hours just in case!

    Do you have any pointers? Are they still working definitely? And if yes, can you please screenshot where the “Download” button is?

    Thanks for your assistance Ravi; it is truly appreciated.

    1. Leave the file link, it happens often but with few files (doc). Lemme try it myself.

      1. Bruce says: Reply

        Hi Ravi,

        No problem (I have a few I would like to download), but this is the one I tried:


        P.S. My monster is hilarious! 😀

        1. Hello Bruce,
          Unfortunately, there’s no hack to download Books from Scribd. As you can in my Post, it’s mentioned that you can download all kind of PDF and DOC files.

  126. Ktherp says: Reply

    I’m trying method 3 but it’s not working. Can you see it for me please?

    1. I just Downloaded This Document using Method 1. It’s possible you didn’t followed all steps clearly. The size of PDF Document is 131MB.

      1. Ktherp says: Reply

        Thank you very much, i’m gonna try again but let me ask you, can i use method 1 more than once?

        1. Yes, you can, multiple times.

  127. Rajat says: Reply

    Hey Ravi..
    Is it possible to download a book from scribd? Is there a trick to do so?
    Any suggestions.

    1. No. There’s no way!

  128. Undisclosed says: Reply

    Teaching others to take something that isn’t theirs (theft) will land you in the hottest place for all eternity (Our Creator has this written in the bible so we know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil)

    Ravi Zacharias might put it better to you though than that.

  129. Tibor says: Reply

    The 1st method works in 2016. July 22.! : )

    1. Brother, use first method, it works well and you will be able to download this document in no time. We have also posted a video in this post. Please watch it.

  130. meleis says: Reply

    thanks a lot !! it does work!

  131. kero says: Reply

    Thank you 3rd method perfectly worked! tried other browser hahaha

  132. Rajeshvar Krishnaraj says: Reply

    the Greasemonkey works fine for me

    1. Rajeshvar Krishnaraj says: Reply

      thank you

  133. Prepelita Cosmin says: Reply

    Please help me with thisă-ce-ne-am-certat

    1. Books can’t be downloaded. Not possible.

  134. Bill says: Reply

    This worked perfectly , now I have access to 783 pages. You’re awesome

    1. Thanks. Please share Techposts.

  135. Ediomi says: Reply

    Method 3 works perfectly for documents but not for books, can you please show me how to download books.

  136. Hans Wurst says: Reply

    GO FOR METHOD 1, METHOD 3 did not load
    and you don’t need to verify your email account

  137. kamiyab says: Reply

    Thx man !! 1st Step is working for me. even first step is so easy then 3rd…..

    Thx Again

  138. anon says: Reply

    Method 3 works with Internet Explorer. Thanks

  139. Soumya says: Reply

    I am unable to get the ‘access_key’ of this page

    PLZ help

    1. Books can’t be downloaded. Only Documents!

  140. lahari a says: Reply

    method 3 totally failure

  141. TJ says: Reply

    For those having problems with method 3 (endlessly spinning the bike tires with “saving trees” message displayed) I couldn’t get it to work with chrome, then tried it in IE and it worked in a fraction of a second. I hate IE, but every now and then it works.

    1. Ronny says: Reply

      must be the flash version!

  142. Simeon Petkov says: Reply

    Hi. I am trying to download this PDF but none of the methods work. The greasemonkey one does nothing, while method 3 just stays on “rendering” and nothing happens.
    Here is the doc. Please, help me.

  143. Venkata Sai Ganesh says: Reply

    I tried 3method on android. It downloads .swf file not PDF please help me my phone memory is low so I can’t use chrome help me

  144. Hey there, You’ve done an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this web site.

  145. rifahamed says: Reply

    Hi Ravi.. i have a paid scribd membership… but the website still doesn’t have the option of downloading the books…. how can i do it?? thank-you!

    1. I don’t think there’s any way to doenload book. For paid membership, we may look for a workaround. For that you need to wait.

  146. faizal says: Reply

    Thank u…

  147. Hi, I’ve programmed the following online application to download from Scribd for free, check it out

  148. Hugh Mungus says: Reply

    Excellent, method 1 confirmed working

  149. First method really helps me, thanks for the awesome post !!

  150. Mochammad Rizal says: Reply

    Method 1 works like charm,
    and method 3 seems not working for me.

  151. Maria Ch says: Reply

    I want to try the first method but every time I open a book to copy its URL the download button isn’t there. Instead there’s “Start you free 30 days”. How can I get the download link for the book?

    1. Books can’t be downloaded for free, only documents can be downloaded using any or all of these tricks.

  152. josue says: Reply

    Hi, Ravi, Can yuo help me please whit this ebook?..

    1. Books can’t be downloaded for free, You must pay for it. Only documents can be downloaded using any or all of these tricks.

  153. need know says: Reply

    Hey admin
    your methods are working on some docs so thanx a lot
    but i can’t download particularly two docs: in crome it shows “Saving trees” and process goes on, where in mozilla it shows “there was an error converting this document”
    Can you pls help to solve this problem

    pls pls pls help me

  154. Raf says: Reply

    I’m trying to download this

    How to know what type of file it is? even in ie wheels keep spinning “rendering” it says , thanks a lot for helping me out ! Grtz from Belgium

    1. It’s abook and unfortunately, you can’t download Books from Scribd for free.

  155. Jambu says: Reply

    Hi Ravi, just wanna ask you something, did magazine is categorized as “books” or “document”? Thanks Ravi!

    1. Some listed as Books and some as documents. For eg. this magazine can be downloaded using any of above listed method as it’s listed a “Document” on SCribd.
      Hope this helps. Thanks! 🙂

  156. chandu says: Reply

    you are a life saver bro…thankyou very much the first method still works absolutely fine.kudos 🙂

  157. Zakrasty says: Reply

    Great, the step 3 works

  158. Jim Ranson says: Reply

    The greasemonky script no longer works. After installing it and going to Scribd and clickcing on Download you see a spinning circle icon briefly and then one is still prompted to either upload or take out a monthly subscription.

  159. abhgvn says: Reply

    greasemonkey (optn 2) wasnt was getng a msg as sign up..

  160. Rohith says: Reply

    Thanks for the Great information..
    method one is awesome. It helped to download several similar PDFs with the single upload.

  161. sanat says: Reply

    thanks 1st method worked for me…

  162. satyam says: Reply

    hello ravi how can i download this document “”. I tried all the method but none of that work. Please help me.

  163. jake says: Reply

    Thank you so much! The first method worked!

  164. Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m hoping to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paiid option? There
    are so many optons out there that I’m completely confused ..
    Any recommendations? Cheers!

  165. BOOK DOWNLOADER says: Reply



  166. Lzh says: Reply

    hi, can you help me download this file? Method 3 worked but there’s no “save as pdf” function when i clicked “print”. I’m using Chrome btw. Thanks in advance!!

  167. SoulSearcher says: Reply

    Hey just wanted to I tried #3 first, and it didn’t work for me. But I tried #1 & it worked! I thought they would have shut these downloading methods down, since people have been using them for years it looks like, but nope! I don’t know how you do it, but you do it! Thanks man! (If the date for this post doesn’t show, this is November 29, 2016, and still working)

  168. SoulSearcher says: Reply

    Hey I just wanted to add, you can download 3 pdf’s per upload. And when you upload a new document you can download 3 more pdf’s. All my documents say is doh. The next one ra. And just put that in the title and description or what ever that was. It’s that simple!
    Thanks again! 🙂

  169. Mikey says: Reply

    3rd method works. Thank’s guys.

  170. Friendly German says: Reply

    You cannot print, but at least you can read*document id here*

  171. Neeraj kushwaha says: Reply


  172. Arjun says: Reply

    Thank you very much.

  173. yogesh says: Reply
    can any one help me for this i can not download the document .i tried all 3 method .i does not work for me .pls help

  174. Sam Bud says: Reply

    How awesome are you dude. I got to your page but even after reading I did not think this would work. BUT IT DID and now I do not have to shelve out $$$$ for a text book for personal purpose which should have been free for all anyways.

  175. Prash says: Reply

    Hi dude,
    I tried step 1 but didnt work for me. I uploaded around 4 docs, still it didn’t give me download button. Whatever I do, it shows a dialog box saying, “Start your free 30 days” . I am giving up on this.

  176. Stoked says: Reply

    Awesome! Dec 2016 tried option 3 but although it ‘worked’ I think my connection isn’t fast enough for it to load without waiting hours. After waiting some time I decided to go with option 1 and that worked immediately. Site terminology update: click’no thanks’ to the free trial, and ‘done’ rather than save after uploading your item. After paste in the url for your desired book there are several download buttons. I clicked on the simple arrow at top right of the cover page. Worked straight away. I then pasted another url into that same tab and that worked too. Thanks heaps. I read online that accepting your month free trial can be hard to opt out of and so appreciate not having to jump through those hoops.

  177. yong says: Reply

    Thanks man its awesome

  178. Great bro!
    Method #1 worked for me!
    Thnx a lot!

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