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eBooks & eAudio: SimplyE

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SimplyE the Library eReader App

 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:

  • Find eBooks in one place
  • Borrow eBooks instantly
  • Read eBooks on the app

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.

Getting Started with the SimplyE app:

  • Download the new SimplyE app for iPhone/iPad or Android.
  • Select Alameda County Library from the list of libraries.
  • Select the Settings button and Alameda County Library to log-in to SimplyE.
  • Type your Barcode in the Barcode or Username field.
  • Type your library card's PIN into the PIN field.
  • Go to catalog to Browse or Search
  • Use Get to select a title to check out.
  • Use Reserve to place a hold on a title.

Need help using the app? View the Library’s Frequently Asked Questions or send a message to Ask Us!  

What's Available Through SimplyE?

SimplyE offers select eBooks and eAudiobooks from a number of our vendors.

EPUB eBooks are available from:

  • Overdrive
  • enki
  • cloudLibrary

eAudiobooks are available from:

  • RBdigital
  • cloudLibrary

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.

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Current Technical Issues

cloudLibrary Android Users: cloudLibrary just announce the release of cloudLibrary for Android version 4.6.26. This release accommodates an upcoming and mandatory server update by Adobe which is due to be performed in the coming week. In order to ensure a seamless eBook reading experience, Android patrons should update immediately to the latest version.

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