Windows - 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 Library options.

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


Using the Library

In this section, you will learn how to use the features in the Library to help you navigate and open your resources in the app.


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. Select the arrow to initiate the download. 
  • Device: The Device tab lists all 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.)

2. Filter

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

3. Title

  • Select this option to sort your resources by Title, Publisher, or Recents. 

4. Search

  • Select the 'Search' icon to search your Library. Make sure you are in the 'Cloud' tab to search all your resources, even those that are not yet downloaded. 

5. Updates

  • Select the Updates icon to view the resource updates that are available. Click or tap on each individual resource in the list to start the update or select 'Update all resources' at the bottom of the pop-up window. This icon will only display if you have one or more resources to update.

6. Recommended

  • Select the Recommended icon to view the resources we recommend for you based on what you already have downloaded. 

7. Store

  • Select the Store icon to open the in-app store. In the Store, you can browse the categories, see the titles we recommend for you, and download your purchased and free resources in the Purchased tab.

8. Options


  • Select the Options icon to access the various options available for your Library:
    • We offer two different Library views: List View and Grid View.
    • Click here to learn how to manage your app's storage.

Most of the Library options are self explanatory and can either be turned on or off. See the 'Hide a Resource' section below to learn about the "Hidden Resources" option.


To add or remove a resource from your Favorites, follow these steps:

  • Select the Library icon.
  • Locate the resource in the 'Cloud' or 'Device' tab.
  • Right click or tap and hold the resource.
  • Select 'Favorite'.

Remove a Resource

If you would like to clean up your Library, offloading a resource is easy. To remove a resource from your Library, follow these steps:

  • Select the Library icon.
  • Select the 'Device' tab.
  • Right click or tap and hold on the resource you want to remove.
  • Click 'Offload' or 'Offload All Volumes'. 

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

Hide A Resource

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

  • Select the Library icon.
  • Confirm you are on the 'Cloud' tab.
  • Right click or tap and hold on the title you wish to hide.
  • Select 'Hide'.

Unhide a Resource:

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

  • Select the Options icon (three dots) in the lower right corner and select Options.
  • 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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