Howard County Library

Digital Collections


The State of Texas created E-Read Texas to bring ebooks to Texans through their local libraries.  Use the SimplyE app to checkout and download these ebooks.

Things to know about SimplyE:

  • One app for two services! The SimplyE app allows you to checkout and download ebooks from E-Read Texas and Libby/Overdrive. 

  • Compatible with Apple and Android devices. Unfortunately SimplyE is not compatible with Kindle apps and devices at this time.

  • Currently only ebooks are available through the SimplyE app. If you are looking for audiobooks, search Libby/Overdrive. 

  • You will need a library account to checkout ebooks.

  • How to set up SimplyE on an Apple device.

  • How to set up SimplyE on an Android device.


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How to Create an OverDrive/Libby Account

Meet Libby, the OverDrive App

OverDrive Lending Policies


Other sources for Ebooks

Lubbock LibraryHoward county residents may checkout both physical and digital items from the Lubbock Library.  Digital items include eBooks, eMagazines, and music.  To apply, please complete the Lubbock Library Card Application.  

Project Gutenberg: Want 30,000 free ebooks?  Download to your own device using PDF's, HTML, epub, Mobipocket and more.