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.
  • E-Books for Amazon Kindle

    You can read Kindle-formatted e-books on your Amazon Kindle or a free Kindle App for smart phones and tablets. You will need: a library card and PIN, ...

  • E-Books for Android

    SimplyE App (4.4+) Get started with SimplyE for Android >> SimplyE is the new library e-reader app that makes it easier than ever to browse, bo...

  • E-Books for Apple iOS

    SimplyE (8.0+) 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...

  • E-Books for 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...

  • E-Books for NOOK

    Transfer files from OverDrive or use the SimplyE, OverDrive, or cloudLibrary apps on select NOOK tablets. Read more from OverDrive >>

  • E-Books for Kobo

    Transfer files from OverDrive or use the SimplyE, OverDrive, or cloudLibrary apps on select Kobo tablets. Read more from OverDrive >>

  • E-Books on 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...

  • E-Audiobooks and Music

    OverDrive Audiobooks and video for use with portable devices, PCs, and Macs. Follow the instructions for your type of device to get started. AudioBoo...

  • Customizing E-Book Lending Period

    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...

  • Returning E-Books

    You can return downloaded content directly from the OverDrive, cloudLibrary, Kindle, Adobe Digital Editions and SimplyE apps. If you have not yet down...

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