The new mobile app
As of September 1, 2017, the current MyBPL app will no longer be functional. We're planning to roll out a new app in mid-December 2017, and we'll notify patrons once it's live in both the iOS App Store and the Android Play Store. The new app will still be called MyBPL and will feature everything you'll need to interact with the Library from your phone:
- Browse the catalog
- Place an item on hold for pickup at your nearest branch
- Get information about BPL, including branch locations & hours
- Access your account details (with login)
- Add a scannable digital Library Card to the app
- Renew holds and pay fines
Between September 1, 2017 and the mid-December launch date for the new MyBPL, patrons will find that the current app on their phone is non-functional. Please point your mobile browser to borrow.bklynlibrary.org if you'd like to browse the catalog and log into your BPL account.
SimplyE offers an easy way to borrow from BPL's collection of 100,000+ free eBooks on your Apple or Android device.
User-friendly features include:
Bookmarks. Want to jump back or forward? The app will hold your place.
Inter-device sync. Like to read on several different devices? The app will remember where you left off on every device.
e-Library cards. Sign up for an e-card and get immediate access to e-books, without having to come in to a BPL branch.
If you have iOS 11 (update release by Apple on September 19, 2017), please update your SimplyE app.
After updating the SimplyE app, if you were logged in before the update, the app is going to need to sign in one extra time. For most patrons, this process occurs when they are about to: check out a book, try and download a book, or read a book.
For a small number of patrons, there may be some issues like: the app getting stuck or frozen, seeing blank books when trying to read, or other errors related to signing in. Please sign out of the library from the Settings tab. Once fully signed out, the issue will be easier to identify and/or fix. If not able to sign out, first force-quit by double-tapping and swiping up. Try again. Then uninstall the app from the home screen and reinstall from the app store.
Explore an interactive digital collection of magazines and literary journals published by Brooklyn Public Library, including Off the Shelf, BPL Presents and more.
For iOS, the app is only available for tablets. BPL Press works on any Android device.
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