2.1
1.2K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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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

2.0
1.05K reviews
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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Emma Kolakowski
February 21, 2024
A poorly designed mess. The search function is rudimentary & the results displayed often have no sensible order. Books that I finished reading a year ago (and so have certainly expired) still show up in the "my books" tab & cannot be either read or removed. When something you had a hold on becomes available, you get no notification. Most annoying is the actual experience of reading an ebook - it constantly resizes the page & if you exit the app, it resets you to the start of the chapter. Ugh
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LP Martin
January 25, 2024
I decided to try this app for an audio book, as my public library offers it and Libby. After I make it through the audio book I have (if the app doesn't fail catastrophically) I will go back to Libby. Simply E is simply awful. I can not recommend it. Fails to load, freezes, crashes, loses the page and starts over... it just doesn't work well. Giving it a one star review is being very generous.
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What's new

Critical bug fixes