iPhone/iPad - Library

The Library is where you can access the books associated with your Olive Tree account. We also have other information related to your Library in this area such as recommended titles and notifications.

You can access the Library by tapping on the Library icon on the toolbar.


These are the icons and options you will find within the Library:


1. Library Tabs

  • Cloud: All of the titles associated with your Olive Tree account will be listed here. An arrow over the cover image indicates that the title is not yet downloaded to the device. Tap the arrow to initiate the download. 
  • Device: The Device tab lists all of your downloaded books. Any audio titles will also be listed here, regardless of whether they have been downloaded. (Audio titles can be streamed over an internet connection or downloaded for offline use. For more information on Audio, click here.)
  • Recommended: This tab has titles we recommend for you based on the books in your Olive Tree account.

2. Filter

  • Tap 'Add Filter' to filter your Library by category such as Favorites, Bibles, Audio, and more. If in place of '+Add Filter' you see something else, then your Library may currently be filtered. Tap here, then select 'All' to remove the filter. 

3. Sort

  • Tap 'Sort' to sort your titles by Title, Author or Recent. 

4. Search

  • Tap 'Search' to search your Library. Titles in your Library will be listed first under "Results from your Library'. You will also see results from our Store listed below "More Results from Olive Tree".


5. Store

  • Tap the Store icon to browse and purchase additional resources such as other Bible translations, Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Christian eBooks, etc.

6. Notifications

  • Tap the Notification icon to view notices such as updates to your resources, download statuses, etc. 

7. Options

  • Tap the Options icon to access the various options available for your Library:


  • Enable List/Grid View
    • This option allows you to view your titles either in a list view or a grid view. See examples:



  • Toggle Full-screen Library
    • If you're using an iPad, this option will allow you to toggle your Library to a full-screen view. 


  • Library Settings 
    • This screen displays the various Library Settings:


Most of the Library options are self explanatory. Further below in this article we will cover the "Hidden Resources" option. We also have a detailed article on how to manage your storage here.


In the Library, you can set resources as favorites and sort them into your preferred order to make them easier to find. This option is especially helpful for users with a large library, though users with smaller libraries can also take advantage of this tab.

  • To access Favorites, tap 'Add Filter' 


  • Select 'Favorites'


  • Any titles that you have already added as a Favorite will be listed here. To add more titles as Favorites, tap 'Edit'.


  • A green heart indicates that a title has already been added as a favorite. Tap the green heart again to remove from your favorites.


  • Tap an opaque heart to add another title as a favorite. 


  • Tap 'Done' to take the Favorites list out of edit mode.


Remove a Resource:

To remove a downloaded resource from your Library, follow these steps to offload:

  • Tap the Library icon.
  • Confirm you are on the 'Device' tab.


  • In the List View, tap the three-dot icon to the right of the title and tap 'Offload'.


  • In the Grid View, tap and hold a resource and tap 'Offload'.


Once a title has been offloaded, it can still be downloaded again from the 'Cloud' tab of the Library.


Hide a Resource:

In addition to removing resources, we offer an option to hide resources. This will remove the title(s) from the Cloud tab of the Library. 

  • Tap the Library icon.
  • Confirm you are on the 'Cloud' tab.


  • Tap and hold on the title you wish to hide, then select 'Hide'.


Unhide a Resource:

Hidden resources can be un-hidden from the Options area of the Library.

  • Select the Options icon, then select Library Settings.


  • Select Hidden Resources.


  • Tap Unhide to unhide a resource. 


We hope this article has been helpful for you. If you have any further questions about the Library, please submit a ticket to our Support team. We are happy to help you!


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