Howard County Library

Digital Collections

SimplyE ebook vendor change July 12
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. Currently only ebooks are available through the SimplyE app. If you are looking for audiobooks or magazines, search Libby. You will need a library account to checkout ebooks.


Libby app

Libby, by OverDrive
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at
If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit
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.