Getting lost in the vast stacks of the iconic New York Public Library, picking out a book that strikes your fancy, cuddling up with your new adventure and feeling your heart skip a beat as you flip to the first page ― there’s an app for that!
The New York Public Library just released an app called SimplyE, bringing 300,000 titles from the mecca of letters to your phone, if you have a library card.
If you do, you can simply head to the app to check your desired book’s availability and download it for free, right to your phone. (Added bonus: Books in the public domain are available for permanent download.)
There are a limited amount of licenses for each book, so if you have your eye on a popular choice, you may have to wait until it’s back “in stock” to read it. But you can always reserve a book and download it when it’s available. You just might want to act fast — buzzy new release The Girls by Emma Cline already has 822 people in the hold line.