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New York Public Library (NYPL)

New York Public Library (NYPL)

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Discover all The New York Public Library has to offer—anytime, anywhere.

2.8 Ratings 44+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

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  • Great start, But needs work Nov 20, 2020

    By fireproof164
    Thrilled to see a dedicated NYPL app. Been waiting for one for years. Has potential to be very useful tool. Biggest initial gripe: Where are the LISTS and the ability to add to/manage them? Many books in NYPLs collection are unavailable to be checked out/put on hold. This is my primary use of the website/catalog beyond searching the catalog itself.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Jorge Camuñas0
    Borrowing books could not be easier!
  • May 19, 2021

    By Fay Huckle
    So easy to get there library card
  • Great App! Mar 31, 2021

    By -MelX
    The previous method was very archaic and somewhat outdated. It so nice to have all of the advancements now within the app. I love the mobile checkout and the ease of reserving books through the app. It’s been a total game changer in the best possible way.
  • New app Jan 5, 2021

    By c6hicks
    Fantastic Magazine search soo easy Check out yourself Always have your &/or your family library card Events virtual easily accessible Library hours so easy Thank You NYPL
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Ackeem Duggan
    Happy they made this app, keep it up with this app because it's not like Simply E App. I give it 5 ⭐ because it's here and I hope it stays.
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Alef Buys
    Good effort. Still very buggy and very old user interface.
  • May 3, 2021

    By George Berberian
    The app is not very responsive and tends to freeze up. If th developer ever gets to making it work, it might be useful. I would suggest adding an option to save books in a list. This would allow me to refer and check them out more easily.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Amindra Babilonia
    I guess if you don't allow the app access to your info and take pics and record then it's a no go cause it won't work at all. What a disappointment. All I want is a couple of books without them taking control of my info.
  • It’s just not great Apr 12, 2021

    By SteveElliott
    It’s incredibly frustrating to search for a book that you know if available and come up with no results. And then when you search on the website, there are listings for hardcover, large print, e and audio versions. Seems to me when one of the key purposes of the app just doesn’t work well, they need to do some fixes.
  • Great start, But needs work Nov 20, 2020

    By fireproof164
    Thrilled to see a dedicated NYPL app. Been waiting for one for years. Has potential to be very useful tool. Biggest initial gripe: Where are the LISTS and the ability to add to/manage them? Many books in NYPLs collection are unavailable to be checked out/put on hold. This is my primary use of the website/catalog beyond searching the catalog itself.
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Jorge Camuñas0
    Borrowing books could not be easier!
  • May 19, 2021

    By Fay Huckle
    So easy to get there library card
  • Great App! Mar 31, 2021

    By -MelX
    The previous method was very archaic and somewhat outdated. It so nice to have all of the advancements now within the app. I love the mobile checkout and the ease of reserving books through the app. It’s been a total game changer in the best possible way.
  • New app Jan 5, 2021

    By c6hicks
    Fantastic Magazine search soo easy Check out yourself Always have your &/or your family library card Events virtual easily accessible Library hours so easy Thank You NYPL
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Ackeem Duggan
    Happy they made this app, keep it up with this app because it's not like Simply E App. I give it 5 ⭐ because it's here and I hope it stays.
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Alef Buys
    Good effort. Still very buggy and very old user interface.
  • May 3, 2021

    By George Berberian
    The app is not very responsive and tends to freeze up. If th developer ever gets to making it work, it might be useful. I would suggest adding an option to save books in a list. This would allow me to refer and check them out more easily.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Amindra Babilonia
    I guess if you don't allow the app access to your info and take pics and record then it's a no go cause it won't work at all. What a disappointment. All I want is a couple of books without them taking control of my info.
  • It’s just not great Apr 12, 2021

    By SteveElliott
    It’s incredibly frustrating to search for a book that you know if available and come up with no results. And then when you search on the website, there are listings for hardcover, large print, e and audio versions. Seems to me when one of the key purposes of the app just doesn’t work well, they need to do some fixes.
  • So close bust soooo far. Feb 22, 2021

    By BCap
    I still thankfully have the old no longer available NYPL app (with the white icon) which still works perfectly. Doing a search with the new app does not link all media types and I don’t know why. I use eBooks now. Borrow and send to my Kindle. This new app? Cannot do. SimplyE is fine. But no kindle integration so no go. Please fix. Please unify. Its a think we all need now. LOL.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Kikko M
    I do not allow most of apps to access my pictures, etc. Why does NYPL want access? I won't be able to use the app, but it's okay. But my rating because of NYPL wanting access to private and personal info, is low.
  • Dec 17, 2020

    By Kathleen OLeary
    Does not work after several installation tries. Just frozen. Too bad...
  • Terrible App Nov 20, 2020

    By rcon23
    After going years without a dedicated app it’s astounding that one of the greatest libraries in the would couldn’t do better. Instead of consolidating all library information in one app, you have to go to Simply E for digital information. It’s not optimized for iPads so it’s just phone size on the screen. Someone in app development should take a look at the Brooklyn Public Library app for features and user interface.
  • Right up to the twentieth century Nov 20, 2020

    By Blackbeard 333
    Doesn’t deal with e books so you need another app for that. They suggest SimplyE but you can’t find most ebooks that way so you have to search using Libby and/or Overdrive as well. They need to hire a programmer who understands how things should work in 2020.
  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Cara Vacek Hanhurst
    Straight up does not work. At all. How does one of the biggest libraries in the world not have a functional app?
  • Dec 21, 2020

    By Glenn Chin
    Does not work on my new android tablet. NONE of the buttons are functional

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  • Apr 19, 2021

    By Jorge Camuñas0
    Borrowing books could not be easier!
  • Great App! Mar 31, 2021

    By -MelX
    The previous method was very archaic and somewhat outdated. It so nice to have all of the advancements now within the app. I love the mobile checkout and the ease of reserving books through the app. It’s been a total game changer in the best possible way.
  • New app Jan 5, 2021

    By c6hicks
    Fantastic Magazine search soo easy Check out yourself Always have your &/or your family library card Events virtual easily accessible Library hours so easy Thank You NYPL
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Ackeem Duggan
    Happy they made this app, keep it up with this app because it's not like Simply E App. I give it 5 ⭐ because it's here and I hope it stays.
  • May 19, 2021

    By Fay Huckle
    So easy to get there library card
  • Great start, But needs work Nov 20, 2020

    By fireproof164
    Thrilled to see a dedicated NYPL app. Been waiting for one for years. Has potential to be very useful tool. Biggest initial gripe: Where are the LISTS and the ability to add to/manage them? Many books in NYPLs collection are unavailable to be checked out/put on hold. This is my primary use of the website/catalog beyond searching the catalog itself.
  • Nov 22, 2020

    By Alef Buys
    Good effort. Still very buggy and very old user interface.
  • It’s just not great Apr 12, 2021

    By SteveElliott
    It’s incredibly frustrating to search for a book that you know if available and come up with no results. And then when you search on the website, there are listings for hardcover, large print, e and audio versions. Seems to me when one of the key purposes of the app just doesn’t work well, they need to do some fixes.
  • So close bust soooo far. Feb 22, 2021

    By BCap
    I still thankfully have the old no longer available NYPL app (with the white icon) which still works perfectly. Doing a search with the new app does not link all media types and I don’t know why. I use eBooks now. Borrow and send to my Kindle. This new app? Cannot do. SimplyE is fine. But no kindle integration so no go. Please fix. Please unify. Its a think we all need now. LOL.
  • Jan 17, 2021

    By Steven Schwimmer
    The old app was better
  • May 3, 2021

    By George Berberian
    The app is not very responsive and tends to freeze up. If th developer ever gets to making it work, it might be useful. I would suggest adding an option to save books in a list. This would allow me to refer and check them out more easily.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    By Amindra Babilonia
    I guess if you don't allow the app access to your info and take pics and record then it's a no go cause it won't work at all. What a disappointment. All I want is a couple of books without them taking control of my info.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Kikko M
    I do not allow most of apps to access my pictures, etc. Why does NYPL want access? I won't be able to use the app, but it's okay. But my rating because of NYPL wanting access to private and personal info, is low.
  • Dec 17, 2020

    By Kathleen OLeary
    Does not work after several installation tries. Just frozen. Too bad...
  • Terrible App Nov 20, 2020

    By rcon23
    After going years without a dedicated app it’s astounding that one of the greatest libraries in the would couldn’t do better. Instead of consolidating all library information in one app, you have to go to Simply E for digital information. It’s not optimized for iPads so it’s just phone size on the screen. Someone in app development should take a look at the Brooklyn Public Library app for features and user interface.
  • Right up to the twentieth century Nov 20, 2020

    By Blackbeard 333
    Doesn’t deal with e books so you need another app for that. They suggest SimplyE but you can’t find most ebooks that way so you have to search using Libby and/or Overdrive as well. They need to hire a programmer who understands how things should work in 2020.
  • Mar 3, 2021

    By Cara Vacek Hanhurst
    Straight up does not work. At all. How does one of the biggest libraries in the world not have a functional app?
  • Dec 21, 2020

    By Glenn Chin
    Does not work on my new android tablet. NONE of the buttons are functional
  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Sean McGrath
    This thing just freezes every time I open it up.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Renee Nisivoccia
    It didn't work on my android. Bummer!

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New York Public Library (NYPL)

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