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 search, borrow, and read!

Don’t have a library card? No problem. Thousands of public domain classics are available as soon as you download the app, no library card required.

SimplyE was created by a partnership of libraries and library consortia across the country, with The New York Public Library currently 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.

What’s New

Version 3.0.0

– Introducing Audiobooks from supporting libraries

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
95 Ratings
95 Ratings
G. Ben ,

Does not hold position well

I’m very frustrated that this app can’t seem to maintain its position even on a single device.

Crazyjo2482 ,

Great app but I would change one little thing...

I see other reviews suggesting lots for different features but the ONE thing I would love is if you could flip/turn the page from the LEFT side of the screen. I hold my phone in my left hand and can’t just use my left thumb to go to the next page (unless I hyperextend it over to you ge extreme right side of the phone). I have to use two hands with this app, one (my left) to hold the phone and the other (my right) to go to the next page. It seems it would be a very simple fix. I hope the developers read this review and change the app in this tiniest way. I can’t be the only person with this little grievance!

EO11360 ,


I was hoping 1 app could replace OverDrive & Cloud Library on my iPhone. I found the catalog is not up to date (I borrowed a NYPL book in OverDrive that SimplyE doesn’t even show in the catalog). The app has “lost my place” several times, and page turning is far from smooth.


The New York Library Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations
45.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Italian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations


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