JW Library is an official app produced by Jehovah's Witnesses. It includes multiple Bible translations, as well as books and brochures for Bible study. BIBLE • Choose from various Bible translations. • Compare all available Bible versions by tapping a verse number. • View the associated material by tapping a footnote marker or reference letter NAVIGATION • Swipe left or right to quickly navigate your current publication. • Place bookmarks at any verse or chapter to quickly resume your reading. • Use the history feature to quickly access recently read content. • Find words or expressions in your current publication with the search feature. Coming Soon • Highlight text in the study pane • Support for The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures–Study Edition • Make notes as you study

Available on



Mobile device

Mobile device

Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

• Take notes as you study • Create tags to organize your notes • Save your notes, tags, highlights, favorites, and bookmarks to a backup file


  • Read the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (2013 revision) and five other Bible translations
  • Compare all available Bible versions, and access footnotes and marginal references
  • Search for words and expressions that appear in the Bible text and navigate to them directly
  • Read the daily text
  • Read books and brochures for Bible study
  • Download and watch videos from offline

System Requirements

OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1
Architecture ARM, x86, x64

Additional info

Published by
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York
© 2017 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Approximate download size
86.42 MB - 372.4 MB

Books & reference

This app can
Access your Internet connection
Use your video library
Use your music library
Use data stored on an external storage device
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

Get this app while signed in to your Microsoft account and install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika)
Български (България)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Cymraeg (Y Deyrnas Unedig)
Dansk (Danmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Eesti (Eesti)
Suomi (Suomi)
Filipino (Pilipinas)
Français (France)
हिंदी (भारत)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska)
Magyar (Magyarország)
Íslenska (Ísland)
Italiano (Italia)
日本語 (日本)
ქართული (საქართველო)
ಕನ್ನಡ (ಭಾರತ)
Lietuvių (Lietuva)
മലയാളം (ഭാരതം)
Norsk, Bokmål (Norge)
नेपाली (नेपाल)
Nederlands (Nederland)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (ਭਾਰਤ)
Polski (Polska)
Português (Brasil)
Русский (Россия)
Kinyarwanda (Rwanda)
සිංහල (ශ්‍රී ලංකා)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Slovenščina (Slovenija)
Svenska (Sverige)
తెలుగు (భారత దేశం)
ไทย (ไทย)
Українська (Україна)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam)
Català (Català)
עברית (ישראל)
Հայերեն (Հայաստան)
Қазақ (Қазақстан)
मराठी (भारत)
Српски (Србија)
Azərbaycan Dili (Azərbaycan)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia)
Kiswahili (Kenya)
Runasimi (Qullasuyu)
Татар (Россия)
پنجابی (پاکستان)
Português (Portugal)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

Additional terms
JW Library privacy policy
JW Library license terms
LICENSE AGREEMENT This is an agreement between you and Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (“Watch Tower”) for use of JW Library. JW Library includes the computer software along with its indexes (the “SOFTWARE”), electronic publications, text, articles, images, videos, and multimedia compilations which are separately copyrighted by Watch Tower (the “WORKS”), and the electronic documentation. (collectively the “PRODUCT”). By installing or otherwise using this PRODUCT, you are agreeing to the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to its terms, do not install or use the software. 1. COPYRIGHT. The PRODUCT is owned by Watch Tower and is protected by United States of America (“U.S.A.”) copyright laws, international copyright treaties, and other intellectual property laws and treaties. You may not copy the PRODUCT, which includes the SOFTWARE and WORKS except as specifically provided in this Agreement. 2. GRANT OF LICENSE. 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Platform: PC

Love It!

Love the new version and ability to add notes and backup. Thanks so much for making this tool available. One thing I have noticed so far is that streaming function is not working to listen to audio. Also when trying to change volume in streaming mode, the app closes every time. Uninstalled and reinstalled 3 times already with same result. Running Windows 10 Creators update

50 out of 52 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

I Like!

I really enjoy every feature in this app, especially that you can listen to the bible readings, or listen to the Watchtower! It makes you feel, well, less lonely if you are doing it by yourself. I'm a kid, so that helps. Also, I love the new notes feature.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Life saving app! Literally!

I love everything, I'm waiting until we can update our notes from a backup we have created or just add to it separately (by date ...). May Jehovah bless you abundantly!



Jim and Donna

Platform: PC

Great features but frequently stops running.

I use this in meetings, the ministry, and for my own enjoyment/personal study. There are several Bible versions available for download in English only (having this in Spanish would be a boon!). May unexpectedly crash. FUTURE: Ability resize text by pinch. Also, where are the highlights stored? (There should be a way to backup highlights, too.) Also: a way to MERGE notes, rather than simply replacing them. Great accomplishment!!

72 out of 87 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Personal Notes

Thank you for the new notes feature! Now I can attach my comments to scriptures that I found profound and useful for myself and to reach the hearts of my students.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Notes feature

Love the new update. The notes and tags are great. Would be nice if you could reorganize the order of the notes in the personal study section. They are displayed in the order of entry now.

2 out of 2 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC


User friendly. Great for all ages. Loads of content even for kids. version 9 has notes capability.

36 out of 37 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great App

so easy to use. great accurate information for all ages, races, and religions

One person found this helpful.




Our Hearts are Broken and Healed at one time - No Words

Sent a problem request to the friends: Our hearts are broken and healed in one moment. Such an Astounding and blessing filled update - BACK-UP everything!!!! Notes, Tags, Favorites, Highlights and Bookmarks - So lost for words except that being able to have notes in your own heart language side by side in the target foreign language...Notes, Highlights...WOW! What an expression of love for those truly diving deep to both study and reflect on the good news.

19 out of 20 people found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Personal Study and Notes Features Made it More Useful

I like more especially the notes feature, now it's easy to remember all main points in any publication you prepare. And chairmen for midweek meeting, it's easy for them since they can carry with them everything they need on their electronic devices.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.



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