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Alameda County Library

eBooks & eAudio: SimplyE

We have ebooks and downloadable audiobooks for all ages.

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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.

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!

What's Available Through SimplyE?

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

EPUB eBooks are available from:

  • Overdrive
  • enki
  • BiblioBoard

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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We are launching our new website on Monday, December 14 from 6am - 12pm. During this time, the following online services will not be available: Website, Catalog, eLibrary, Library Accounts, and Live Chat. 

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