Open eBooks encourages reading by giving kids access to thousands of popular titles, free of charge. Children who are eligible for access can sign in, select a title, and begin reading within seconds.

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What’s New

Version 1.9.0

We’ve upgraded the app to work better on newer iOS devices. Readers should see catalog loading improvements and a smoother reading experience.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

BAMooch ,

Amazing App! (But formatting flaw on iPhone XS Max)

I came across this app and access to it through First Book Marketplace. It has been an amazing tool for not only myself but also my students. Being able to provide them with free access to a variety of e-books that they can read on the go has definitely changed my students interest in reading for the better. However, there is a formatting issue with the taxed on the iPhone XS Max. The top line of each page gets cut out because of the notch! I really hope this formatting issue is fixed soon!

ShawnP124 ,

Never opens the books

It allows me to “borrow” the books but never opens the book to let us read them.

Jeremy the 24 year old ,

Cant login

I sped this and I need a clever account of a first book account to login but I’m not trying to do this for school.

App Privacy

The developer, The New York Public Library, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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