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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