To keep readers satiated throughout the coronavirus crisis that has closed all of its branches, the New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a NYC library card to check out books in its collection. Over 300,000 books are available via the library’s app, and it’s accessible for anyone with an iOS or Android device.
The app, called SimplyE, will allow you to read books on your phone or tablet. But just because the reading is virtual doesn’t mean you won’t still have to wait in line. Due to high demand, you’ll still have to queue up for some of the most popular books and new bestsellers.