E-Book Central

Explore more than 300,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free at NYPL—from children's books to bestsellers. You can also find accessible e-book offerings, learn about downloading e-reader apps to your device, and more.


SimplyE was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (award numbers LG-05-13-0356-13 and LG-00-15-0263-15).

Getting Started

  • Support Center

    Not sure where to begin? Search our guides for the name of your device. You will be on your way to reading in no time.
  • Multilingual Support

    Access beginner e-book guides in Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian.
  • Help Sessions

    Find an e-book help session at one of our locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island.
  • E-Reading Room Blog

    Check out our blog for tips and e-reading recommendations.

Popular E-Books, Audiobooks & Magazines

Accessible E-Books, Magazines & More

E-Books for Kids

  • TumbleBooks

    Enjoy animated talking picture books, story books, puzzles, and games, or find audiobooks and books in other languages.
  • TumbleBook Cloud

    Explore videos and chapter books in categories that include e-books, read-alongs, graphic novels, and audiobooks suitable for middle and high school grades.
  • TumbleBook Cloud Jr

    Browse our collection of videos and chapter books that include read-alongs, graphic novels, and audio books suitable for elementary grades.
  • Bookflix

    Find classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods, as well as nonfiction e-books from Scholastic, suitable for PreK–3rd grade.