2.6
977 reviews
100K+
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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 23, 2022

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2.6
977 reviews
Shannon King
March 17, 2022
Seriously awful app. On rare occasions it might remember where I left off but mostly it seems to pick one spot of an audiobook and always revert to that spot. Sometimes even by the mere disturbance of turning my phone sideways. I also particularly like that it randomly pauses if I'm moving around too much, like in my pocket at the gym. I hope some of these things improve with time.
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Cailindearg
July 10, 2021
Alas, even worse after update. Similar experiences to other posters here. Constantly have to re-log on, re-get my books and once, the book was no longer available and I was halfway through it. When it works (rare), it's great; when it doesn't, it's horrible. I don't want reading to become so stressful and such a chore. Love supporting the Library, but this App needs a lot of fixing. Plus, after the update, the visual is pretty terrible. Thank you
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Kerstin vH
October 13, 2020
When I try to download an audiobook on my Android it tells me "the operation could not be completed". I get a split second glimpse of "you have this book for...". Then it disappears and gives me error message. Update: I finally was able to download one audiobook. Every time I stop listening to it it looses the location and brings me back to the beginning of the audiobook, even if I just answer a phone call, making it impossible to trace back. This app is beyond useless. Too bad!
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What's new

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