Article: Pilot Program Offers NYU Students and Faculty Instant Access to 150,000 Ebooks Via App

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Pilot Program Offers NYU Students and Faculty Instant Access to 150,000 Ebooks Via App

NYU Libraries and ProQuest launch pilot program to offer the NYU community an additional, user-friendly option for accessing and reading ebooks. NYU Libraries and ProQuest have launched a pilot project that will make over 150,000 scholarly titles available to students and faculty via their mobile devices. NYU users can access coursebooks, ebooks, and reference works from major publishers through an e-reader app called SimplyE.

Available on both Apple and Android devices, SimplyE is a free-to-use service that allows library users to browse, borrow and read ebooks on their phones or tablets. Based on open-source technology and developed through a non-profit collaboration between the New York Public Library (NYPL) and LYRASIS, SimplyE is widely used in public libraries.

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