eBooks & Audiobooks

Johnson City Library card holders have access not only to our ever growing collection, but also our eLibrary with Libby by OverDrive and Simply E. 

Meet Libby - the app for eBooks and audiobooks

Get Libby

  1. Download the Libby app from the Apple or Google Play store
  2. Open the app
  3. Follow the promts from Libby to access your account
  4. Search for Johnson City Library (Central Texas Digital Consortium)
  5. Select Johnson City Library to sign up with your library card
  6. Enter your library card number followed by your phone number.
  7. Now you can browse books! click explore on the orange tab
  8.  Change your preferences on the orange tab to help you find exactly what you are looking for
    • "Format" will help you narrow your results to eBooks or audiobooks
    • "Audience" will allow you to find books according to maturity level
    • "Availability" will get you books that are ready for check out immediately, or you can browse everything to find books to put on hold.
  9. Preferences are applied every time you explore so make sure to update them if you want something different.    
  10. Click the + or "Borrow" to check out
  11. Enjoy!


Get Simply E

  1. Download the SimplyE app from the Apple or Google Play store
  2. Open the app
  3. Find your library: Johnson City Library
  4. Search or browse for ebooks (and audiobooks, if you have them)
  5. Click on “Get” when you find the title you want
  6. The first time only, you must type in your library barcode number and PIN (or phone number); this information is now saved
  7. Read (or listen) and enjoy!


Simply E - Read now. Read Everywhere.