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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
Jan 10, 2023

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

987 reviews
Kamilla Hassen
May 9, 2023
This app really doesn't work. I thought it was my old phone, but it is even worse on a new phone. The audiobook function crashes whenever I try to see to the table of contents or set the sleep timer, or it returns to the catalog. It's unfortunately unusable for me. Adding this review in the hopes that nypl will one day switch to Libby which works very well.
21 people found this review helpful
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Kayleigh Furia
September 17, 2023
I love having a book with me wherever I go! Easy to use once I got all signed in but it does crash sometimes and I lose my place and the bookmark feature could be easier to use, perhaps an option to move your bookmark in addition to the current bookmarking of multiple pages. I am just happy to have books right on my phone whenever I want!
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Natalia Lys
August 8, 2023
The app is awfully inconsistent. Trying to go to the next page can do any of these: take you a random number of pages forward, take you to the next chapter, take you to the previous chapter, and sometimes take you to the next page. If I close the app and reopen it, I get to the beginning of the chapter, not where I stopped reading. And maybe the most annoying, the same paragraph can end up on different parts of the page! How am I supposed to find the place where I stopped, when it's moved??
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What's new

This release includes a critical upgrade.