SimplyE is an app that gives Alameda County Library card holders one interface to browse, borrow, and read eBooks.
The app brings together titles from our eBook providers, including Overdrive, cloudLibrary, RBdigital, and enki.
With one login and as few as 3 clicks, you can start discovering and reading our entire collection of nearly 100,000 eBooks.
With the SimplyE app you can:
You’ll need an Alameda County Library card to use SimplyE. You can get a library card at any branch library.
Start simplifying your eBook experience today by downloading the new app.
For detailed instructions on getting started with SimplyE, check out our Quick Start Guide.
Need help using the app? Send a message to Ask Us! We'd love to help!
SimplyE offers select eBooks and eAudiobooks from a number of our vendors.
EPUB eBooks are available from:
eAudiobooks are available from:
SimplyE is still in development, with new features being added all the time. At the moment, PDF eBooks are not available from any vendor, but plans for a PDF reader within the app are underway. OverDrive eAudiobooks are also not yet available.
We are currently experiencing difficulty with passes for the New York Times. The vendor has been notified and the issue will be corrected shortly. Thank you for your patience!
Please note that, as of June 30, we have made the following changes to our eResources offerings:
Libby is now available in 10 languages! Read more and find out about changes for some Android users at our eBooks & eAudio page.