Welcome to Kavita


What is Kavita?

Kavita is a full-fledged, fast, cross-platform, & open-source manga, comic, and book server. Built from the ground up with a focus on manga and a goal of being a full solution to your reading needs. Set up your own server and share your manga, comics, and e-book collection with your friends and family.

And so much more...

  • Extensive File support
    • Manga/Comics: ZIP, RAR, RAR5, CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, TAR.GZ, 7ZIP/7Z
    • Books: EPUB2, EPUB3, PDF
    • Raw Images: JPG/JPEG, PNG, WEBP, GIF, AVIF
  • Manga/Comic Reader
    • Image Scaling to fit your device screen or override for what feels best to you
    • Image Splitting for those joined page spreads, don't scroll on your tablet, just split
    • Double page rendering with optional shadow to emulate reading a comic book
    • Apply a brightness override to make it easier to read at night
    • Reading Direction: Left/Right, Up/Down, Webtoon
    • Webtoon reader built-in
    • Read across archives without closing the reader
  • Book Reader
    • Interactive reader - can interact with text, run javascript
    • Dark mode persists between page load
    • Immersive mode, just you and the words
    • No scroll mode with virtual pages
    • Customize your reading experience with custom Font, Font Size, Margin, Reading Direction, Dark Mode
    • Table of Content just a click away
    • Remember line position and resume where you left off, no matter the device
    • Read across books without closing the reader
  • Dedicated PDF Reader
    • Dedicated PDF reader to give you the best experience for your PDFs
    • Offers light/dark mode and many customization options
  • User Management and Sharing
    • Create users and share your libraries with them
    • Grant users permissions to view libraries or see different mixed-media collections
    • Built-in ratings and reviews for each of your users
    • Age restriction for user accounts
  • Cross Platform with no dependencies - Everything in the box
  • Responsive and Fast!
  • Full-text search to quickly find what you want to read
  • Mixed media Libraries - Light Novels and Manga can be right next to each other
  • Fast and efficient library scans. Don't perform I/O if the underlying file hasn't changed.
  • Folder watching to ingest changes or new content quickly
  • Send to Kindle or any custom device
  • Rich metadata
  • OPDS-PS Support
  • Accessibility first - audits for color contrast, screen reader, and keyboard only
  • Localization - Help translate Kavita into your favorite language
  • Frequent updates with new features


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Installation Instructions

If you haven't installed Kavita yet, please see the Install page here.

Naming convention

After installation, make sure you check out our naming conventions.