SimplyE: The Only Ebooks Platform Built by Libraries for Libraries

Grow your circulation, serve your community


  • Serve all libraries with econtent from multiple suppliers 
  • App foundation of the national ebook and digital audiobook platform
  • Easy to learn and navigate for staffs and patrons
  •  Increases your circulation without additional investment

SimplyE is a patron-facing ereading application, created by the New York Public Library, that aggregates ebooks and audiobooks from various vendors into one easy-to-use interface. SimplyE’s library administration tools give librarians control of which materials their patrons see. SimplyE helps you simplify access, boost circulation, and support reading and literacy in your community.

Simple to use:

  • Easy for library staff to train
  • Easy for patrons to learn, navigate, and use 
  • Simplified patron identity management via library card, PIN, or barcode scan log-in
  • Native iOS and Android user experience design

Inspires greater circulation and content utilization:

  • Intelligently designed browse, search, read-alike, and recommendation-based discovery
  • No hold queues

Accessible for all patrons:

  •  Assistive technology with adjustable text font, size, and color 
  •  Accessible for patrons with visual impairments or reading difficulties
  •  Helpful for emerging readers and new language learners

Puts you in control of your digital collections: 

  • Unifies your catalog of ebooks and audiobooks 
  •  Protects reader privacy