SimplyE for Columbia


Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of SimplyE for Columbia, a free mobile app that brings together ebooks from our collection and makes them accessible all in one place. Initially developed and launched by the New York Public Library, SimplyE helps Columbia’s Libraries improve the reading experience and makes available ebooks from various vendors in one simplified interface.

Columbia University faculty, students, and staff can download SimplyE from the App Store or Google Play, find “Columbia University Libraries,” log in with their UNI, and start reading ebooks. If users already have the SimplyE app through the New York Public Library, they can simply browse and add Columbia University Libraries ebooks by finding and adding Columbia University Libraries and then logging in with their UNI. A limited number of ebooks available from our collections are available now; more will be added on an ongoing basis.

Books that can be downloaded for mobile reading on SimplyE will display in CLIO with the link: Read on SimplyE. For more information on how to use SimplyE with CLIO and for Columbia’s ebook collections, see our How to Use SimplyE guide. It is also possible to browse and download available titles in the SimplyE e-reader app.

Ebook users at Columbia are encouraged to complete a short survey about the SimplyE mobile app. Feedback will help identify where SimplyE provides an acceptable mobile book reading experience, and where it falls short and may be improved. Columbia University students who complete the survey will be eligible to win a $25 gift card to Columbia University Bookstore.


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