How do I archive a book?

If you'd like to remove a book from your library or simply free up storage space on your device, you can choose to archive a book. Currently, it isn't possible to permanently delete a book from your library, but archiving a book will remove it from your library and place it in a separate archive folder. You can choose to unarchive a book and redownload it at any time.


Did you know you can automatically archive your audiobooks once they're finished in the Chirp App? On your App's Settings screen tap the toggle next to "Archive Books After Finishing" so that it turns green. Once it has turned green you will no longer need to manually archive an audiobook after you are done with it!

The option to archive a book can be accessed from both the Chirp app and the Chirp website.

If you’d like to archive a book using the Chirp app, open the app to the My Library screen to view all of your books. By tapping on the three vertical dots to the right of a book's title, you’ll see an “Archive” option that will allow you to move the book to your archive.


The Chirp library in the app, with an arrow pointing to the actions menu, which appears as 3 vertical dots to the right of the book’s title.

The chosen book’s page in the Chirp app, with a red arrow pointing to the Archive button at the bottom of the screen.

If you’d like to archive a book on the Chirp website, navigate to the My Library page by clicking on this link (you may need to sign in first). Click on the three dots underneath the book you’d like to archive and select “Remove from Library.”

The Chirp library on the Chirp website, with a red arrow pointing to the actions menu for The Queens Gambit and Remove from Library outlined in red in the drop-down menu.

You can manage your Archive via the Chirp website. From the My Library page, click on the three dots next to the word “Collections” and select “Archived Books.” From there, you can see your archive and restore books to your library.​ You can also reach this page via the Chirp app by selecting "Archived Audiobooks" in the app settings where you will be re-directed to our website.

The Chirp library on the website, with a red arrow pointing to the actions menu which appears as 3 vertical dots to the right of Collections. The drop-down menu shows Archived Books, which is outlined in a red box.

If you archive a book that was downloaded for offline listening in the Chirp app, we'll automatically remove the download to save storage space on your device. That way, you don’t need to manually remove downloads for books that you've archived! To learn more about deleting downloads for books, please see this FAQ: How do I delete a book I've downloaded?

If we can be of any further assistance, please feel free to reach out — we’re happy to help! You can contact us here: Contact Us.

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