10 Best Custom Scrollbar JavaScript Libraries Of 2018

Sometimes you might find you’ve got tired of ugly browser scrollbars when browsing web pages in daily work. Here’s a list of 10 JavaScript and/or pure CSS libraries which can be used to replace and enhance the native scrollbars.

Note: You can also apply your own styles to the native browser scrollbars with the following CSS snippets.

/* width */
::-webkit-scrollbar {
    width: 10px;

/* button */
::-webkit-scrollbar-button {
    background: #222; 

/* Handle */
::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb {
    background: #333; 

/* Handle on hover */
::-webkit-scrollbar-thumb:hover {
    background: #666; 

/* Track */
::-webkit-scrollbar-track {
    background: #000; 

/* The track NOT covered by the handle.
::-webkit-scrollbar-track-piece {
    background: #000; 

/* Corner */
::-webkit-scrollbar-corner {
    background: #999; 

/* Resizer */
::-webkit-resizer {
    background: #111; 

Let’s get started…

10. yaSimpleScrollbar


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A simple, flexible, lightweight custom scrollbar JavaScript library that supports native browser scroll events and allows to dynamically resize to fit the container.

9. Sheepbar.js


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Sheepbar.js is a pure JavaScript custom scrollbar solution that appends a simple, easy-to-style scrollbar to your DIV element containing large web content.

8. Scrolly.js


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Scrolly.js is a vanilla JavaScript replacement for the native browser scrollbar. Cross browser and touch compatible. Also has the ability to add a custom scrollbar to any scrollable container. Also can be implemented as a jQuery plugin or a React component.

7. WellScroller


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WellScroller is a native JavaScript library for replacing the default browser scrollbar with momentum scrolling support.

6. vanillaScroll


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vanillaScroll is a small vanilla JavaScript plugin which turns a block element into a scrollable area with a custom scrollbar.

5. Optiscroll


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Optiscroll is a lightweight, highly customizable JavaScript library used to create custom horizontal and/or vertical scrollbars while preserving the native scroll behaviors.

4. wScroll


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wScroll is a simple lightweight JavaScript library that adds a custom scrollbar to scrollable container like divs.

3. scrollbot


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scrollbot is a standalone JavaScript library that adds a highly customizable scrollbar to the desired scrollable container.

2. smooth-scrollbar


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smooth-scrollbar is a JavaScript library used to create a customizable, performant scrollbar with smooth scrolling effects for scrollable content.

1. SimpleScrollbar


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A simple, lightweight, ES6 compatible vanilla JavaScript library to create a custom scrollbar on your scrollable content on mouse hover.