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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 20, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location and Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

1.05K reviews
Carla Moy-Turner
June 2, 2024
Absolutely garbage. Pages are occasionally overlayed on one another like they've been printed on top of each other. Or, you finish a page and the next page has half of the page you just finished. Or, the same text you just read, for like 3 pages. Or, the book just refuses to load even though it loaded previously in the app just fine. Stunningly bad app.
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Benjamin Herron
May 5, 2024
This app is frustrating because it has great potential, but just doesn't work in many scenarios. The search function displays resources that are no longer part of the catalog. A bunch of audiobooks give an error and refuse to play. The "place hold" option is useless as it (usually) just drops my hold, or extends the time I have to wait. I wish there were alternatives to this app that my library used, or better yet, I wish the app worked.
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jls nyc
June 13, 2024
frustrating to use on my google pixel 3. no way to easily return to where i leave off, so have to scroll thru from beginning of chapter to get back to reading... when i bring up the navigation bar, it takes me back a few pages -- so the bookmark function is virtually meaningless. really wish the software developers would address these issues which, i feel certain, are not unique to me!
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What's new

Critical bug fixes.