The New York Public Library Lets Patrons Download 300,000 eBooks


A quick heads up for read­ers in NYC. This sum­mer, The New York Pub­lic Library released a new app, called Sim­plyE, which gives its card­hold­ers the abil­i­ty to “browse, bor­row, and read more than 300,000 e‑books from the Library’s col­lec­tions in just a few easy steps.” If you’re among the 3.4 mil­lion peo­ple the NYPL exists to serve, you can down­load Sim­plyE for iPhone/iPad or Android, log in with your NYPL card bar­code and PIN, and start read­ing. Down the road, NYPL plans to make the app avail­able on Kin­dle Fire, and also to make books avail­able in mp3 for­mat.

For more infor­ma­tion on the app, click here. To dis­cov­er the best art books avail­able in Sim­plyE app, see this handy post by Hyper­al­ler­gic.

As always, you can down­load free books from our twin col­lec­tions: 1,000 Free Audio Books: Down­load Great Books for Free and 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kin­dle & Oth­er Devices.

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