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About this app

SimplyE makes it easy to browse, borrow, and read any eBook in your library’s collection on your mobile device; no need to download multiple apps.

Set up your account in three easy steps:
1. Open the SimplyE app
2. Find your local library
3. Enter your library card ID to browse, borrow, and read!

Don’t have a library card? No problem. Thousands of public domain classics and open access ebooks are available as soon as you download the app, no library card required. Tap the button below "Books for All" to start reading!

SimplyE was created by a partnership of libraries and library consortia across the country, with The New York Public Library serving as lead partner. Check with your local library to find out if it offers SimplyE, or download the app now to get started reading from the SimplyE Collection.
Updated on
May 23, 2022

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2.5
1K reviews
Rowan b
November 4, 2022
It's okay for reading. I only use it because NYPL got rid of some of their other ebook apps. Notifications don't work: I've lost holds because I didn't realize they were available. There are no push notifications or emails. There's no way to set this up within the app. You're given a very short window of time to collect a hold: less than 24 hours, otherwise the book is gone.
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Brian Cluggish
September 23, 2022
OK for just reading. But goes wacko when you try to highlight more than 1 word, for instance to copy or translate it. Tries to highlight half the page instead of what you want, and then you have to tap the screen a bunch of times before it finally calms down and cancels the highlighting. Translation is the main reason I use e-Readers, so this app doesn't work for me.
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Sarah Carvellas
October 11, 2022
The app works terribly for audiobooks. You can't pause, rewind or anything without it crashing. It always go back to x1 speed which is crazy slow. Speeding up is likely to cause it to crash. It takes forever to try to find your spot because anything you do causes crashing, so I end up re-listening to a lot.
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What's new

This release fixes some issues with NYPL's card creator.