E-Book Central

Explore more than 300,000 e-books and audiobooks available for free at NYPL—from children's books to bestsellers. You can also find accessible e-book offerings, learn about downloading e-reader apps to your device, and more.


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Getting Started

  • Support Center

    Not sure where to begin? See our guides for help by device.
  • Help Sessions

    Find an e-book help session at one of our locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island.
  • E-Reading Room Blog

    Check out our blog for tips and e-reading recommendations.
  • Contact Us

    Have an e-book or e-reader question? Send it to us through our email form.

Popular E-Books, Audiobooks & Magazines

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E-Books for Kids

  • TumbleBooks

    Enjoy animated talking picture books, story books, puzzles, and games, or find audiobooks and books in other languages.
  • TumbleBook Cloud

    Explore videos and chapter books in categories that include e-books, read-alongs, graphic novels, and audiobooks suitable for middle and high school grades.
  • TumbleBook Cloud Jr

    Browse our collection of videos and chapter books that include read-alongs, graphic novels, and audio books suitable for elementary grades.
  • Bookflix

    Find classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods, as well as nonfiction e-books from Scholastic, suitable for PreK–3rd grade.

E-Books from Scholarly Presses

  • Very Short Introductions

    Browse the entire catalog of Oxford University Press's series. The books in this platform offer concise overviews to a range of academic subjects.
  • University Press Scholarship Online

    Find full text of more than 7,000 academic monographs from six leading university presses.
  • Project Muse

    Find full-text access to top quality book-length scholarship and peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Sage

    Search the full catalog of Sage Publishing's social science ebook platform.

E-Books Digitized from Library Collections

  • Digital Collections

    Digital Collections provides free access to more than 700,000 digitized items from the holdings of The New York Public Library, with new items added every day.
  • HathiTrust

    A large-scale digital repository of content shared by more than 80 library partners, HathiTrust serves as both a secure and trusted repository of content.