E-Books and Audiobooks

Learn how to find, check out, and return e-books and audiobooks on a variety of devices, including iPad, Kindle, and Nook.
  • Guide to Amazon Kindle

    You will need: a library card and PIN, an Amazon Kindle or a Kindle app on another type of device, an Amazon account, Wi Fi, a browser where you can c...

  • Downloading E-Books with Kindle Fire (video)

  • Guide to Android Phones and Tablets (Version 4.0 and up)

    You can use the OverDrive app to borrow e-books and MP3 audiobooks from NYPL for your device running Android 4.0 or later. You will need a valid libra...

  • Guide to Android (Version 2.2-3.2)

    You can use the OverDrive Media Console app to borrow e-books and MP3 audiobooks from NYPL for your device running Android v2.2 - 3.2. You will need a...

  • Guide to Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

    SimplyE You will need iOS 8.0 or later on your device. Download and install SimplyE from the iTunes app store. Tap Accept to agree to ...

  • Guide to Mac OS X

    You will need: A library card and PIN, a computer running Mac OS X, Wi Fi or Ethernet, and Safari or another web browser. Getting started Instal...

  • Guide to Nook Tablets

    You can use the OverDrive app to borrow e-books in EPUB and PDF formats and MP3 audiobooks from NYPL. You will need a valid library card and PIN, and ...

  • Guide to Windows PC

    You will need: NYPL library card and PIN, a computer running Windows 7, Vista or XP, Wi Fi or Ethernet connection, and a web browser. Getting start...

  • Guide to E-ink Devices (Nook Simple Touch/Kobo/Other)

    You will need: a library card and PIN, a Nook, a computer where you can download software, a USB cable, and an Adobe ID. File types: PDF, EPUB Gett...

  • Customizing Lending Period in OverDrive

    Go to ebooks.nypl.org, and click Sign In in the upper right corner of the screen. Enter your library card number and PIN and click Sign In. Click Ac...

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