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SimplyE for NYU Libraries

An overview of the e-reader mobile app SimplyE for NYU Libraries.

Finding SimplyE E-Books in Bobcat

From the NYU Library's catalog, users can see if a specific book is available in the Library's SimplyE collection. When you click on a specific title in the catalog, the record's details will come up. The "View Online" section lists all places where e-versions of the record are available.

If the record is available in SimplyE, the link "SimplyE App (read this book on your phone or tablet)" will display.

Screenshot of a record, "Writing without teachers", in the NYU library catalog. The view online section includes a link to add the record to your SimplyE bookshelf.

To add the title to your SimplyE bookshelf you can either:

  1. Manually search and add the title to your bookshelf from within the SimplyE mobile app
  2. Add the title to your SimplyE bookshelf from the catalog itself

Adding Titles to SimplyE Bookshelf from Library Catalog

  1. From the library catalog's "View Online" section, click the link "SimplyE App (read this book on your phone or tablet.)"
  2. Once directed to the SimplyE landing page, click the "Borrow this Book" button
  3. Once clicked, "Borrow this Book" will be replaced by a button labeled "Return", if you no longer need the title.

To start reading your added book, go to your SimplyE mobile app and tap "My Books". You should find the title there.

Screenshot of the SimplyE landing page for a specific record "Writing without Teachers". The button "Borrow this Book" is available on this page.

Screenshot of the SimplyE landing page for a specific record "Writing without Teachers". When the "Borrow this Book" button is clicked, the button is replaced with a button labeled "Return".

Screenshot of the "My Books" interface on the SimplyE mobile app. The record "Writing without Teachers" displays in the bookshelf and is available for download within the app for reading.